Posts tagged ‘Versailles’

The Enemies of Versailles: release day today

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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

Website | Goodreads

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SYNOPSIS

In the final installment of Sally Christie’s “tantalizing” (New York Daily News) Mistresses of Versailles trilogy, Jeanne Becu, a woman of astounding beauty but humble birth, works her way from the grimy back streets of Paris to the palace of Versailles, where the aging King Louis XV has become a jaded and bitter old philanderer. Jeanne bursts into his life and, as the Comtesse du Barry, quickly becomes his official mistress.
“That beastly bourgeois Pompadour was one thing; a common prostitute is quite another kettle of fish.”
After decades of suffering the King’s endless stream of Royal Favorites, the princesses of the Court have reached a breaking point. Horrified that he would bring the lowborn Comtesse du Barry into the hallowed halls of Versailles, Louis XV’s daughters, led by the indomitable Madame Adelaide, vow eternal enmity and enlist the young dauphiness Marie Antoinette in their fight against the new mistress. But as tensions rise and the French Revolution draws closer, a prostitute in the palace soon becomes the least of the nobility’s concerns.
Told in Christie’s witty and engaging style, the final book in The Mistresses of Versailles trilogy will delight and entrance fans as it once again brings to life the sumptuous and cruel world of eighteenth century Versailles, and France as it approaches irrevocable change.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sisters of Versailles - Sally Christie 

Sally Christie
is the author of The Sisters of Versailles
and
The Rivals of Versailles.
She was born in England and grew up around the world,
attending eight schools in three different languages.
She spent most of her career working
in international development and currently lives in Toronto.

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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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