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A Place of Greater Safety

by Hilary Mantel

Even if you've never had the slightest interest in the personalities of the men who were the driving force behind the French Revolution, give this book a try for its slants on human nature. If you are interested - then make plans to buy it.

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'I am tired of pleasing you and placating Robespierre and running between the two of you ... and your monstrous, arrogant self-conceits.' 'In that case' Danton said, 'your use for the future is very limited, very limited indeed.'

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