The Princess in the Tower (Beneath the Crown, #2)
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The Princess in the Tower (Beneath the Crown #2)

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The first book in a new series that picks up where the Royal Diaries left off! Previously published as The Dark Tower, this riveting novel is written as the diary of Princess Marie Thérèse Charlotte of France, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, who was imprisoned during the French Revolution. One by one her parents and her brother were taken from her - Louis and M...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published 2005 by Scholastic Canada (first published 1998)
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kingshearte
For reasons I'm not sure I can explain, I find myself somewhat fascinated by the French Revolution. Maybe it's the interesting contrast between a conflict that makes sense, but still has a lot of grey areas in terms of who's in the right. Many conflicts have grey areas, it's true, but they're frequently based on religion or similar, so the reasons for the intense hatred and killing don't make a lot of sense to me. Then there are conflicts that make sense, because people are being deliberately an...more
Danielle
I first read this book when I was in grade 8, I found it at the library and just thought it looked interesting. I have read it many times since then and every time I read it, I still can't put the book down, even though I know what's going to happen next. This is the fictional diary of Marie Therese Charlotte de France (daughter of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI) throughout the events of the French Revolution. To this day, I haven't found another book that focuses on her story, most people...more
Anna  Gibson
The Princess in the Tower is the fictional memoir of Marie Therese Charlotte, the daughter of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. It begins in the late 1780s as the French Revolution stirs around Marie Therese and her younger brother, though they are relatively unaware of what is really going on outside the protected walls around them. As the royal family is taken to Paris and slowly stripped of everything they had ever known, eventually being imprisoned in Temple, she endures humiliated, separation...more
Rebecca
As a Princess of France, Marie Therese Charlotte, the daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, had a luxurious childhood. But life for Mousseline, as she is called by her family, changes drastically beginning in 1789. There is a growing discontent in France, and soon a new order emerges, one that has no room for the royal family. Mousseline must endure tragedy as she is imprisoned in a tower, where she is separated from her parents and siblings, and must struggle to remain strong as she endur...more
Rebecca
As a Princess of France, Marie Therese Charlotte, the daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, had a luxurious childhood. But life for Mousseline, as she is called by her family, changes drastically beginning in 1789. There is a growing discontent in France, and soon a new order emerges, one that has no room for the royal family. Mousseline must endure tragedy as she is imprisoned in a tower, where she is separated from her parents and siblings, and must struggle to remain strong as she endur...more
Danielle
Truly an amazing book, I have read it many times both in this edition as well as it's original form as "The Dark Tower". I wont lie, the only reason I own this edition as well is because when I wanted to purchase The Dark Tower, it was only available in this format. I'm not a huge fan of the cover art, but the story inside hadn't changed so I couldn't be happier. Hearing the story of the French Revolution from Marie Therese's point of view gives a whole new level to what I had previously learned...more
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I liked it, and it's NOT just because I'm in love with historical fiction. It was really real and taught me about the French revolution from a different perspective. We're used to thinking that the queen is bad and the riots are good, but this book makes it different!
Jane Obreshkova
When I was younger I just loved it. Every sommer I used to go to the library and read it. That book is the reason of my interest and knowledge about the French revolution... Well, now I don't think it is so fascinating like before, but I still like it...
Jennifer
I enjoyed both of Sharon Stewart's books from the Beneath the Crown series, because she can explain history so well and not make it boring. This one was about the French Revolution and the only survivor of the French royal family, Marie-Thérèse Charlotte.
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Omg!!! This is like my most favorite book ever!! I love reading about the French Revolution and this book almost made me cry. At first it seems boring but keep reading it and it gets better and better
Erin
One of my favorites from when I was younger. Fourteen years later and it still ranks as one of the best. A gripping, sad and just plain interesting story that really brings the past to life.
Bry Jensen
One of the first historical fiction books I ever read back in early elementary school, and one of the books that inspired my life long passion for history...
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