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The affair of the Diamond Necklace shook the throne of France and, some say, precipitated the French Revolution and so helped to bring Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to the guillotine. But why did these fantastic and ultimately sensational events fail so neatly into place? Why should a prince of the Royal House of France become so credulous and without question play the al ...more
Published (first published December 31st 1958)
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Jean Plaidy is a skilful superb storyteller. Her historical fictions are wonderful, She pays much attention to the authenticity of historical facts like no other writer.

“The Queen of Diamonds” is set in 18th Century Paris. The story revolves around the the historical mystery of the Diamond Necklace scandal apparently commissioned for Marie Antoinette, which helped to bring both her and King Louis XVI to the guillotine with the eruption of the French Revolution.

Plaidy tries to offer a solution t
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Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs. George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about 200 historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death. She chose to use various names because of the differences in subject matter between her books; the best-known, apart from Plaidy, are Victoria Holt (56 million) and Philippa Carr (3 million). ...more
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