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 Evelyne Lever's book (The Last Queen) 
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Post Re: Evelyne Lever's book (The Last Queen)
Does anyone know which painting the cover picture of this book was taken from?

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Post Re: Evelyne Lever's book (The Last Queen)
well, the one I have has Martin Mytens' portrait of MA when she was 12 on its cover...But I don't know if it's the same you mean, Delicate Fleur. It is a 2006 edition by an editor called "Portrait"

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This one:
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Post Re: Evelyne Lever's book (The Last Queen)
Is it taken from the painting of the Queen with her children and the jewel cabinet? E. M. Vidal has a post about it, although the book cover appears to be a mirror image.

http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2008/0 ... nette.html

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Post Re: Evelyne Lever's book (The Last Queen)
Why of course...thank you dear Therese! How beautiful are her pearl drop earrings?

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Yes, those are great earrings!

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Post Re: Evelyne Lever's book (The Last Queen)
Of course reading anything about MA is a little pleasure of mine ... I enjoyed this book but it is too compacted in the last few chapters i think .. and describing the queen as "haughty" every time the queen had an emotion is beginning to wear a bit thin!!!


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i loved this book.
Madame de Pompadore: a Life, by Lever was very good too. :angel9:

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Post Re: Evelyne Lever's book (The Last Queen)
cool - thanks for that .. will check it out next!


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Avoid Erickson.


Agreed! I have a bio she wrote on Empress Alexandra of Russia. Alot of the "facts" are fabricated and her "sources" are crap.


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Post Re: Evelyne Lever's book (The Last Queen)
Really?!
Her books are just so much easier to read.. Fraser's was a little overwhelming.

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Post Re: Evelyne Lever's book (The Last Queen)
I would avoid reading Erickson's (or anybody else's) novel about the Queen.
Erickson also wrote a bio of Marie Antoinette called "To the Scaffold". Erickson is a very easy read. She is probably no better or worse than Lever or Haslip - whom both also have inaccuracies in their books.


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Post Re: Evelyne Lever's book (The Last Queen)
Well aren't all biography prone to a little incorrectness? Artistic license and really if your writing the book there isn't much to work off...She did die over 200 years ago..

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Post Re: Evelyne Lever's book (The Last Queen)
Recently found a used English version of this book. But I have not started it yet.


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