The Sisters of Versailles: A Novel - The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy (Paperback)
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The Sisters of Versailles: A Novel - The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 30/06/2016
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Goodness, but sisters are a thing to fear.

Court intriguers are beginning to sense that young King Louis XV, after seven years of marriage, is tiring of his Polish wife. The race is on to find a mistress for the royal bed as various factions put their best feet, and women, forward. The King's scheming ministers push sweet, naive Louise, the eldest of the aristocratic Nesle sisters, into the arms of the King. Over the following decade, she and three of her younger sisters, ambitious Pauline; complacent Diane, and cunning Marie Anne, will conspire, betray, suffer, and triumph in a desperate fight for both love and power as each becomes the king's favourite for a time.
In the tradition of The Other Boleyn Girl, The Sisters of Versailles is a clever, intelligent, and absorbing novel that historical fiction fans will devour. Based on meticulous research on a group of women never before written about in English, Sally Christie's stunning debut is a complex exploration of power and sisterhood-of the admiration, competition, and even hatred that can coexist within a family when the stakes are high enough.

Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: 9781501102967
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Such an extraordinary tale makes for compelling reading and, as the lead book in a planned trilogy, will draw in readers who are interested in royal lives before the French Revolution....historical fiction fans, unfamiliar with the history of the Nesle sisters, will be intrigued." * Library Journal *
"Sally Christie's The Sisters of Versailles is an intriguing romp through Louis XV's France. Filled with lush backdrops, rich detail, and colorful characters, fans of historical fiction will enjoy this glimpse into the lost golden era of the French monarchy." -- Allison Pataki, author of THE ACCIDENTAL EMPRESS
"A stunning breadth of period detail, offered in a fresh, contemporary voice." -- Juliet Grey, author of the acclaimed Marie Antoinette trilogy
"Tantalizing descriptions and cliff-hangers will leave the reader rapidly turning the pages in anticipation... A wickedly delightful read." * New York Daily News *

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