Aguess's Reviews > Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie Dillon, Marquise de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution

Dancing to the Precipice by Caroline Moorehead
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Mar 23, 11

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Read from March 03 to 15, 2011

Lucy is quite a lady, and her life spans such changes. I think I would like to read her actual memoirs next. Morehead is exhaustive in "setting the scene" of what is happening in France around Lucy, and sometimes it gets to be a bit tedious. But Lucy's abilities to survive the tumult following the French revolution along with personal tragedies kept me reading. Lucy makes a fascinating mirror for her times.

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