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Farewell, My Queen

by Chantel Thomas

A glamorous and decadent look at the time. Agathe-Sidonie Laborde was reader to Queen Marie Antoinette. She gives an account of her last days at Versailles during the Revolution. It gives such a vivid insight, you could almost be there.

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I would like to give an account of that defeat; it happened so quickly, it was total and complete, but in some sense it has remained a secret, a tale never told. A stealthy defeat one might almost say...
Translated by Moishe Black

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