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 Versailles: A Novel by Kathryn Davis 
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hello everyone, i was thinking of buying this book. has anyone read it and if so, can anyone recommend it? is it worth buying?

i have only read farewell my queen so far when it comes to historical fiction about MA and enjoyed it very much. is this as good?

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I have not read it but from what I hear it is not historically accurate. It is more of an impressionistic view, but highly acclaimed by literary critics. If you read it, give us a review!! :)

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will do! have to buy it first although i'm not surprised its historically inaccurate, what is these days?! :roll:


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Borrow a library copy! If you don't like it, then you don't have to buy.


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severina wrote:
will do! have to buy it first although i'm not surprised its historically inaccurate, what is these days?! :roll:


True, severina, although there are some accurate novels about the queen, such as Vidal's "Trianon" and Thomas' "Farewell My Queen." In "Versailles" Davis has the Tuileries palace burning to the ground in 1792, which is silly since Naploleon and the later Bourboms lived there....When in doubt, use the library, as Arietta says!!!! :P

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thanks for the info there, i never thought of using the library! i always buy my books! tsk!

i loved thomas' book, it was a beautiful read...


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Therese wrote:
When in doubt, use the library, as Arietta says!!!! :P


*Library sci grad student bows* Then I've done my job! :D


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I own this book and have read it all the way through. Would you like me to do a whole review?


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Please!!!

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Right... I'll get it up tomorrow. I'm just so lazy tonight! :mrgreen:


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