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Un roi sans lendemain
Qui a tué l'enfant du Temple ? C'est la question que se pose aussitôt Henri Norden, quand on lui demande d'écrire le scénario d'un film consacré au fils de Marie-Antoinette et de Louis XVI. Principal suspect : Jacques-René Hébert, écrivain favori des sans-culottes et directeur du Père Duchesne, le journal le plus scandaleux et le plus célèbre de la Révolution. A l'heure où ...more
Paperback, 377 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Livre de Poche
(first published January 1st 2007)
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This French book is, at the same time, non fiction history, a historical novel, an autobiography disguised as a novel - and it works wonderfully. Christophe Donner, a celebrated French writer who, from what I know, has been controversial at some point in his career, starts with the story of a writer (obviously himself) who's asked by a producer to write a screenplay on the tragic fate of Marie Antoinette's son. But, as the writer discovers more and more about what happened to the child of the ...more