Posts from the ‘History’ Category

France Book Tours stops for March 20-24

MARIE ANTOINETTE’S DARKEST DAYS
Tuesday, March 21
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at
Musings of a writer and unabashed francophile

 

Wednesday, March 23
Review + Giveaway at
Libri Amori Miei

 

Thursday, March 24
Review + Giveaway at
The Fictional 100

 

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Monday, March 20
Spotlight  + Guest-post + Giveaway
at Bibliojunkies

 

Tuesday, March 21
Spotlight  + Guest-post + Giveaway at
A Holland Reads

 

Wednesday, March 22
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at
I am, Indeed

 

Spotlight  + Giveaway at
A Bookaholic Swede

 

Thursday, March 23
Review + Giveaway at
Words And Peace

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Will Bashor on Tour: Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days

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After
Marie Antoinette's Head

Will Bashor

on  Tour

March 13-24

with

MARIE ANTOINETTE’S DARKEST DAYS

Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days:
Prisoner No. 280 in the Conciergerie

(history – nonfiction)

 Release date: December 1, 2016
at Rowman & Littlefield

392  pages

ISBN: 978-1442254992

Website | Goodreads

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SYNOPSIS

This compelling book begins on the 2nd of August 1793, the day Marie Antoinette was torn from her family’s arms and escorted from the Temple to the Conciergerie, a thick-walled fortress turned prison. It was also known as the waiting room for the guillotine because prisoners only spent a day or two here before their conviction and subsequent execution. The ex-queen surely knew her days were numbered, but she could never have known that two and a half months would pass before she would finally stand trial and be convicted of the most ungodly charges.

Will Bashor traces the final days of the prisoner registered only as Widow Capet, No. 280, a time that was a cruel mixture of grandeur, humiliation, and terror. Marie Antoinette’s reign amidst the splendors of the court of Versailles is a familiar story, but her final imprisonment in a fetid, dank dungeon is a little-known coda to a once-charmed life. Her seventy-six days in this terrifying prison can only be described as the darkest and most horrific of the fallen queen’s life, vividly recaptured in this richly researched history.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Will Bashor picture Will Bashor
earned his M.A. degree in French literature
from Ohio University
and his Ph.D. in International Studies
from the American Graduate School in Paris
where he gathered letters, newspapers, and journals
during his research for the award-winning
Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution.
Now living in Albi, France,
and a member of the Society for French Historical Studies,
his latest work, Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days: Prisoner No. 280 in the Conciergerie,
was released in December 2016.
He is currently working on the final part of his historical trilogy,
Marie Antoinette’s World: The Labyrinth to the Queen’s Psyche.

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, March 13
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Books Are Cool

 

Tuesday, March 14
Review at Svetlana’s reads and views

 

Wednesday, March 15
Review by Denise

 

Friday, March 17
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace

 

Tuesday, March 21
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at
Musings of a writer and unabashed francophile

 

Wednesday, March 23
Review + Giveaway at Libri Amori Miei

 

Thursday, March 24
Review + Giveaway at The Fictional 100

 

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Occult Paris: giveaway winners

We have winners!

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Andrea
Amanda
Laura

won a print copy of

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Occult Paris:
The Lost Magic of the Belle Époque

(nonfiction – history – occult)

 Release date: October 30, 2016
at Inner Traditions • Bear & Company 

ISBN: 978-1620555453
528 pages

SYNOPSIS

Historian Tobias Churton explores the magical, artistic, and intellectual world of the Belle Époque Paris. He brings into full perspective the personalities, and forces that made Paris a global magnet and which allowed later cultural movements, such as the “psychedelic 60s,” to rise from the ashes of post-war Europe.

PRAISE FOR OCCULT PARIS

“Music, art, literature, mysticism–fin-de-siècle Paris had it all in great abundance, and in Tobias Churton’s latest tome he uncovers the hidden and not-so-hidden connections between Satie, Debussy, Redon, Rops, Khnopff, Gauguin, Crowley, Lévi, Papus, Mathers, Péladan, Michelet, Blavatsky, Reuss, Huysmans, Breton, and countless others. . . . Eminently readable and filled with meticulous historical details, this is a fabulous depiction of one of the most exciting and fervent periods of creativity in modern times.”
John Zorn, composer-performer

“No one can evoke the feel of a place and an era like Tobias Churton! This is Paris in the Belle Époque, but behind the city of the can-can, Toulouse-Lautrec, and the Moulin Rouge, Churton shows us a Paris of seekers in mysterious worlds–magic, Hermeticism, Kabbalah, alchemy–and of artists, writers, and composers who were also drawn to those realms. The spirit of their compelling quest is stamped on every page of this book.”
Christopher McIntosh, Ph.D., author of Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

occult-paris-tobias-churtonTobias Churton
is Britain’s leading scholar
of Western Esotericism,
a world authority on Gnosticism,
Hermeticism, and Rosicrucianism.
An Honorary Fellow of Exeter University,
where he is a faculty lecturer,
he holds a master’s degree in Theology
from Brasenose College, Oxford,
and is the author of many books,
including Gnostic Philosophy and
Aleister Crowley: The Beast in Berlin.
He lives in England.

Visit his website.

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