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Surprisingly readable biography of Marie Antoinette; however, I found this book lacking in details of the revolution and general French history. Without knowing some of these details, events and aspects of her life are confusing, and I found myself having to research historical details in order to understand the context of her life. This book focusses only on Marie Antoinette, and in order to make it a manageable size I understand the ommision of historical context; however, I feel that more ...more