The French Lesson

Product Number: WEB107271
Released: 21 Apr, 2016
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
ISBN: #9781446463420
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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For fans of TV costume drama VERSAILLES and DOWNTON ABBEY.'Georgette Heyer meets Flashman ... A gleefully modern retelling of a juicy chapter in history' The Times'Rubenhold unfolds a complicated plot with great dexterity, brilliantly evoking a society in which traditional bonds are being sundered' Sunday Times'Compelling and operatic...Reads like a modern thriller' SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE, author of The Romanovs'A dark and irresistible historical novel' LUCY WORSLEY'Fast, funny, excoriating, scary, sexy. and such a *very* satisfying ending. The power is in the voice: I've rarely read such a powerful voice in fiction' MANDA SCOTT1789: Henrietta Lightfoot, a young Englishwoman, trips on her silk gown as she runs for her life along the bloodstained streets of revolutionary Paris. She finds refuge in the opulent home of Grace Dalrymple Elliott, the city's most celebrated courtesan. But heads are rolling, neighbours fear neighbours, and masters whisper before servants. As the sound of the guillotine echoes outside, within the gilded salons of high society Henrietta becomes a pawn in a vicious game of female power. How will she survive in a world where no one can be trusted?'Dark and delicious' Red Magazine Hallie Rubenhold is a historian and broadcaster and an authority on womens' lives in the 18th century. She has worked as a curator for the National Portrait Gallery and as a university lecturer. Her first novel, Mistress of My Fate was received with great acclaim and her biography, Lady Worsley's Whim, was made into the hit BBC drama The Scandalous Lady W. She lives in London with her husband. Chat with her on Twitter @HallieRubenhold

Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
Original Publish Date: 21 Apr, 2016

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