Madame Tussaud

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Quercus Publishing, Mar 1, 2011 - Fiction - 432 pages
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When Marie moves from her family's waxwork museum into the palace of Versailles, her whole life is set to change. When Marie Tussaud learns the exciting news the royal family will be visiting her famed wax museum, the Salon de Cire, she never dreams that the king's sister will request her presence at Versailles: as a royal tutor in wax sculpting. As Marie familiarizes herself with Princess Elisabeth and begins to know Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, she witnesses the glamorous life of court, a very different world from her home on the Boulevard du Temple of Paris where bread can only be had on the black market and men sell their teeth to put food on the their tables. The year is 1788 and men like Desmoulins, Marat, and Robespierre are meeting in the salons of Paris speaking against the monarchy; there's whispered talk of revolution. Spanning five years from budding revolution to the Reign of Terror, Madame Tussaud brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax moulding saved her life and preserved the faces of a vanished kingdom.

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User Review  - catzkc - LibraryThing

A good introduction to the French Revolution especially if you're like me, and haven't studied it much because you find it all very convoluted and confusing! After reading Antionia Fraser's biography, I am a little disappointed in some details from this book. Read full review

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran is the story of a remarkably talented woman and how she developed one of most famous museums in the world. Her artistry and skill at sculpting the likeness of famous ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Michelle Moran's experiences at archaeological sites around the world first inspired her to write historical fiction. She is the author of Nefertiti and its standalone sequel The Heretic Queen as well as Cleopatra's Daughter. She lives in California with her husband. Visit her at www.MichelleMoran.com.

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