Anne Sebba

Edward VIII: Backing the Wrong Duke

Anne Sebba revisits Michael Bloch’s article, first published in History Today in 1979, on the historian Philip Guedalla’s enthusiastic but misguided support for his friend, Edward VIII.

Hearts and Hearths

Anne Sebba ponders some mysteries – or coincidences – that link the adult experiences of Frances Hodgson Burnett with the lives of American women who came to Britain in search of marriage in her newly reissued 1907 novel The Shuttle.