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Author:  Délicate fleur [ Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:08 am ]
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Does anyone know which painting the cover picture of this book was taken from?

Author:  Rosalie [ Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:07 pm ]
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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"

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:52 am ]
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This one:
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Author:  Therese [ Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:06 am ]
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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

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:53 am ]
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Why of course...thank you dear Therese! How beautiful are her pearl drop earrings?

Author:  Therese [ Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:57 am ]
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Yes, those are great earrings!

Author:  Faye [ Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:16 am ]
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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!!!

Author:  versailles [ Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:45 pm ]
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i loved this book.
Madame de Pompadore: a Life, by Lever was very good too. :angel9:

Author:  Faye [ Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:39 am ]
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cool - thanks for that .. will check it out next!

Author:  Leisel86 [ Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:10 am ]
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Therese wrote:
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.

Author:  versailles [ Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:19 pm ]
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Really?!
Her books are just so much easier to read.. Fraser's was a little overwhelming.

Author:  Lilly [ Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:24 pm ]
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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.

Author:  versailles [ Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:36 pm ]
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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..

Author:  Marguerite [ Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:00 pm ]
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Recently found a used English version of this book. But I have not started it yet.

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