Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Novel of the French Revolution

Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran details Tussaud's Wax Museum in Paris during the start of the French Revolution.  Parisians who wanted to see the fashions and events of the day would flock to Tussauds, where tableau's of current happenings were changed frequently.  Once Marie Tussaud received the King and Queen's seal of approval her business boomed and she caught the attention of the King's sister Elisabeth, becoming her royal tutor in wax sculpting.  Even as she befriends the royals, revolution is building and patriots flock to her 'salon' for talk of the upcoming revolution.  This book focuses on the time period known as the Reign of Terror and is a fascinating slice of history written in a readable, fast paced style.  Not to be missed!  SG

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