This is the powerful story of Jimmy Donahue's life, and the last untold episode in the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Blond and slender, oval-faced with slicked-down hair, Woolworth heir Jimmy Donahue was the archetypal post-war playboy. He could fly a plane, speak several languages, play the piano, tell marvellous jokes. People loved him for his wit and charm and generosity.
Jimmy was notorious within America's upper class, and loved to shock; until he met the Duchess of Windsor, his pursuits were exclusively homosexual. But when he and the Duchess met - she was fifty-four, Jimmy was nineteen years her junior - an instant attraction was formed, which burgeoned into a sexual relationship. Together with the Duke, they became an inseparable trio, the closest of friends. As Jimmy had planned, the royal couple became obsessed by him.
Sourced from surviving contemporaries, 'Dancing With The Devil' is the extraordinary tale of three remarkable people and their unique relationship.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2001
- 129 x 195mm