Posts tagged ‘French Revolution’

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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You can enter the global giveaway here
or on any other book blogs participating in this tour.
Be sure to follow each participant on Twitter/Facebook,
they are listed in the entry form below.

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Visit each blogger on the tour:
tweeting about the giveaway everyday
of the Tour will give you 5 extra entries each time!
[just follow the directions on the entry-form]

Global giveaway open to all
1 participant will win
a copy of this book

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France Book Tours 1st Anniversary #7-8

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France Book Tours is celebrating
its first anniversary
on April 18!

 

At France Book Tours, we have been thrilled to present amazing books related to France for almost a year now.
To thank the authors who submitted their books and the bloggers who read and reviewed them, we will have a mega giveaway from April 18-26!

Before the recap post on April 18 with all the books you can win and the rafflecopter link to enter, we will present little by little the books our gener0us authors are offering!

So here are books #7-8:

Spirit of Lost Angels

Website: Liza Perrat

Spirit of Lost Angels: myBook.to/SpiriteBook

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liza.perrat.5

Facebook Triskele Books: https://www.facebook.com/triskelebooks

Facebook Bookmuseuk: https://www.facebook.com/bookmuseuk

Twitter: @LizaPerrat

Twitter Triskele Books: @TriskeleBooks

Twitter Bookmuseuk: @bookmuseuk

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Wolfsangel: myBook.to/WolfsangelPBook

Website: www.Heatherwebbauthor.com

Twitter link:  https://twitter.com/msheatherwebb

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COME BACK
BETWEEN APRIL 18-26

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS BOOKS

AND MANY MORE!

or Click here to see all the books offered so far

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If you are an active reviewer for France Book Tours
you will have the opportunity to
paste the rafflecopter
on your own blog on April 18!
Please contact me if you are interested in doing so

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And write in your calendar:

Twitter chat for France Book Tours authors and reviewers,
and any book blogger and reader interested in joining

April 23 at 5pm Central Time
#fbt
there will be a giveaway!

 

France Book Tours stops for February 10-12

Marie Antoinette's Head Monday, February 10
Review + Giveaway at Just One More Chapter

Monday, February 10
Review + Giveaway at From L.A. to LA

Tuesday, February 11
Review at Impressions in Ink

Wednesday, February 12
Review + Giveaway at Making My Mark