THE AFFAIR OF THE POISONS
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|Book||THE AFFAIR OF THE POISONS|
|Publisher||ORION PUBLISHING GROUP|
|Number of Pages||400|
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Takes a wider look at the celebrated Affair of the Poisons, which caused great scandal, and may have brought down Madame de Montespan, one of Louis XIV's mistresses. For a fictional look at the same story, try Judith Merkle Riley's book, The Oracle Glass.For the full review, please go here:http:/...
After reading Judith Merkle Riley's excellent fantasy-tinged historical novel The Oracle Glass, I searched in vain for a straight history so I could learn more about this very strange and sensational time within a strange and sensational bit of French history. Anne Somerset's book clearly lays ou...
Bought this book in the bookshop at the palace of versailles and read it when I was in France. This was a topic I never heard about before and I am glad I read this book. If you like social history about people and how they lived then this book is for you.
A great non-fiction book that reads a bit like a suspense thriller. A great portrait of how corrupt the decadent court at Versailles, this book deftly brings to life some historical figures of whom I knew nothing about before reading.
Interesting, but a little bogged down with unnecessary details, which made it hard to read at times. Still fascinating, though.
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