Book review and giveaway: Marie Antoinette’s World

Marie Antoinette's World

Marie Antoinette’s World:
Intrigue, Infidelity, And Adultery
In Versailles,
by Will Bashor
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
07/30/2020
320 pages
History/Biographical nonfiction

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Queen Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI’s wife, was never fully accepted by the French. Yet since her death, and mostly since the 19th century, she has received many signs of honor, bordering on the cult given to a martyr. With Marie Antoinette’s World: Intrigue, Infidelity, and Adultery in Versailles, Will Bashor dares debunk all the romantic views of the queen, thanks to his scholarly knowledge and research. Click to continue reading

Book review and giveaway: The Enemies of Versailles

Sally Christie

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March 20-31

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The Enemies of Versailles

(historical fiction)

Release date: March 21, 2017
at Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

416 pages

ISBN: 978-1501103025

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I recently reviewed Marie-Antoinette’s Darkest Days, focusing on Marie-Antoinette’s last months in prison. Now with The Enemies of Versailles, we are looking at an earlier period, coinciding with Marie-Antoinette’s arrival in France, as a young 14 year old. But this historical novel is far more than that, it’s a large fresco on the end of Louis XV’s reign as well as the end of an era.

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Book review and giveaway: The Sisters of Versailles – I love France #162

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The Sisters of Versailles

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The Sisters of Versailles

by Sally Christie

historical fiction

 Release date: September 1, 2015
at Atria Book/Simon & Schuster

432  pages

ISBN: 978-1501102967

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British royalty could well be one of the most common current topics of historical fiction.
Little by little however, Anglophone writers start to pay more attention to the other side of the pond. The French court has definitely its share of fascinating characters and intrigues to satisfy all readers fond of the genre. Imagine for instance a king having four sisters of the same family as his mistresses! Ah, ze French! Yes, King XV (1710-1774) did it, before bedding even more famous women (to come in Sally Christie’s next two books!).
In 1935, French author Émile Henriot wrote some invented dialogs featuring these De Mailly-Nesle sisters (Portraits de femmes). But it seems Sally Christie has the honor of being the first English speaking author to tackle this extraordinary feat. The Sisters of Versailles is the masterful retelling of how this came to be.
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