Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
Publish date: February 15th 2011
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Pages no: 446
Edition language: English
Bloody hell.... that is, this book is bloody and hellish in the telling of the French Revolution. There are undoubtedly gorier and more explicit accounts of that time in French history, but even so, this was gruesome enough. This historical novel tells it from the perspective of Marie Grosholtz, the...
Many people have already expressed similar views to my own on this novel, so I will be uncharacteristically brief. The main thing that I did not like about this book was the cover. I thought it should have been more indicative of the Revolution, not just some pretty lady. It's really the main reason...
While this seemed to be more about the Revolution and the monarchy, there was still enough of Tussaud to win me over. Plus, I really love books about Marie Antoinette, so they had me with that anyway.
Not the most pleasant book to read, the story of Madame Tussaud is both horrifying and fascinating. A slow story to unfold and at times confusing to read. In the end I am glad I read it and now know the life and trials of an amazing woman.
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