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Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors
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Jul 23, 2011

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bookshelves: hist-fiction-europe-royalty

This was a fast read, engaging, and I learned a bit about the French Revolution, which is not an era that I have read much about.

It is written as a memoir, and the fictional woman who writes it is a penniless aristocrat, a stunning beauty, a victim of circumstance, with impeccable morals and incredible courage. She is kind to the ugly, aged and odd, to whom so many others are not kind. She was a member of the court and inside the palace when King Louis and Marie-Antoinette were arrested, but was not one of those terrible, shallow courtiers. Sound a little cliche? Yes, I thought so, too.
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