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The Lacemaker and the Princess by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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Mar 16, 09

bookshelves: historical-fiction, young-adult, own

This is the story of a Isabelle, young french lace maker, living in the town of Versailles. She is hired to play with the daughter of Marie Antoinette. Isabelle learns to love palace life which contrasts sharply with the struggle to survive at home. Living between two worlds, Isabelle comes to understand the reasons for a revolution. This book tries to paint a realistic picture of life at the famous French court with details of how the palace had a stench from unwashed bodies wearing yards of silk and of the excesses of Marie Antoinette and the foolishness of the King.
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Sandra Lisa, I think you should write book reviews! This was very artistic.


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