Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Finds (6)

In honor of the 18th Century Gossip Party being held at Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century
all of my Friday finds this week are books about
Marie Antoinette :D

Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
by: Caroline Weber

This is one of the most original and intriguing title of a novel about Marie Antoinette. Instead of just recounting Marie Antionette's life this novel tells the Queen's story through the choices she made in her clothing throughout her life.

Versailles: A Biography of a Palace by: Tony Spawforth

Such a beautiful cover! This one is all about the magnificence that is Versailles. It was home not only to Marie Antoinette, but also Louis XV, Louis XVI, and of course the Sun King himself Louis XIV.

Moi and Marie Antoinette by: Lynn Cullen and Amy Young

Awwwww a children's book about the lovely Marie Antoinette told by her pug dog Moi. Not only would this book introduce children to Marie Antoinette, it could spark a love of history which is always a good thing.

Did you find anything interesting this week?


Anonymous said...

I love books centering on the lives of past kings and queens. I'm really fascinated by all of it. These are really good picks. Marie Antoinette was definitely very interesting. :)

Jess said...

What great finds this week!

Jo-Jo said...

These look like great titles...thanks for sharing them!

Alyce said...

What a nice variety! I haven't heard of any of them. The clothing aspect of the first book sounds fascinating.

Teddyree said...

Enjoy your books. Have you read The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette? I liked it a lot!

Arleigh said...

Is Queen of Fashion a novel? We always put it in the history section at the bookstore. I never really looked at it, which is strange because I love reading about Marie Antoinette.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Just added the first two Marie Antoinette books to my wishlist, thanks!! I don't think I will ever tire of reading about her and Louis.

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