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Will Bashor on Tour: Marie Antoinette’s World

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New dates!

After

Marie Antoinette’s Head

and

Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days

Will BASHOR

is back on Tour

July 6-31
July 20-August 14

with

Marie Antoinette's World

Marie Antoinette’s World:
Intrigue, Infidelity, and Adultery in Versailles

[history/biographical nonfiction]

 Release date: June 15, 2020
Postponed due to Covid-19:
July 30, 2020
at Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Hardcover and ebook, 320 pages

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SYNOPSIS

This riveting book explores the little-known intimate life of Marie Antoinette and her milieu in a world filled with intrigue, infidelity, adultery, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Will Bashor reveals the intrigue and debauchery of the Bourbon kings from Louis XIII to Louis XV, which were closely intertwined with the expansion of Versailles from a simple hunting lodge to a luxurious and intricately ordered palace. It soon became a retreat for scandalous conspiracies and rendezvous—all hidden from the public eye.
When Marie Antoinette arrived, she was quickly drawn into a true viper’s nest, encouraged by her imprudent entourage. Bashor shows that her often thoughtless, fantasy-driven, and notorious antics were inevitable given her family history and the alluring influences that surrounded her. Marie Antoinette’s frivolous and flamboyant lifestyle prompted a torrent of scathing pamphlets, and Bashor scrutinizes the queen’s world to discover what was false, what was possible, and what, although shocking, was most probably true.

Readers will be fascinated by this glimpse behind the decorative screens to learn the secret language of the queen’s fan and explore the dark passageways and staircases of endless intrigue at Versailles.

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this biographical nonfiction
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on YOUR blog
or on Amazon and Goodreads
on one of these days,
July 6-31
July 20-August 14
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PRAISE FOR
Marie Antoinette’s World

A brilliant, and sad, history of the French monarchy and its descent into hell. Reality, gossip, and myths about the last royalty of France meld into a fascinating account by a true connoisseur.
— Jean-Clément Martin, l’Université Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne [on the publisher’s webpage]

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Will Bashor pictureWill Bashor
is the author of the award-winning
Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution and
Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days: Prisoner No. 280 in the Conciergerie.
He holds a doctorate in international studies
from the American Graduate School in Paris
and is professor of global issues at Franklin University.
He lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Visit his website, or connect with him here:

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First line Fridays: Are We French Yet?

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Are We French Yet?

By

Keith Van Sickle

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Friday 56: Are We French Yet?

Friday 56Rules:
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