Author Wendy Holden joins journalist and former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond to discuss The Duchess, the follow-up to her Sunday Times bestseller The Governess, and part two in her literary trilogy exploring infamous royal outsiders.

In The Duchess, Holden turns her attention to one of the monarchy’s most controversial faces, Wallis Simpson, offering a part-fiction, part-fact account of her journey from unknown foreigner in London to Prince Edward’s unlikely bride.

With Bond on hand to share her own Royal encounters, expect a mix of humour and history as the duo discuss how a divorced, middle-aged American managed to infiltrate royalty and change the throne forever. 

About The Journalist

Headshot of broadcaster Jennie Bond smiling on a couch next to an open window

Jennie Bond

Broadcaster and journalist Jennie Bond appears regularly on a wide range of television and radio programmes – from light entertainment to documentaries.

As the BBC’s Royal Correspondent during 14 of the most turbulent years the monarchy has endured, Jennie was at the heart of events that made headlines around the world: from the fairy-tale marriages to the adultery, the divorces and the deaths.

Since then she has become a presenter on two of the BBC’s most popular shows: Cash in the Attic, and Rip Off Britain.  She also presented the highly successful BBC2 series Great British Menu.

Other projects include: Royals at War, Masterchef, Too Many Cooks, Stars in the Fast Cars, The Big Call and Jennie’s own personal account

About The Author

Wendy Holden