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 Vive Madame la Dauphine - Press Release 
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Post Vive Madame la Dauphine - Press Release
It seems there is a new Marie Antoinette triology of novels for us to read - the following arrived in my email this morning ...


Vive Madame la Dauphine

Book one of the Marie Antoinette Trilogy

Historical novelist André Romijn conducts you into the presence of a new Marie Antoinette, a woman capable of holding her own amidst the chaos and acrimony of court life at Versailles, one who rises magnificently to the challenges of sovereignty, motherhood and love. But who allows herself finally and fatally to be caught up in the maelstrom of destruction that is the French Revolution. Book one of the new Marie Antoinette trilogy will be released 16th October 2008. For more information, have a look at http://www.ma-trilogy.com

No one knows what really lies behind that sweet smile, the face presented to the world by the charming young Marie Antoinette. Madame la Dauphine surely wants for nothing; her life seems one of perfect bliss. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Incarcerated within the labyrinthine walls of Europe's grandest palace, surrounded on all sides by jealousy and intrigue, Marie Antoinette grows up isolated and alone. Her task: to produce an heir and so ensure survival of the French-Bourbon dynasty.

But what if her husband, Louis Auguste, Dauphin and grandson of the French King Louis XV, refuses to share their marriage bed? By what means might Marie Antoinette win the heart of "Papa Roi" and so avoid being sent home? How will La Dauphine steer a course through the pitfalls laid for her by her enemies? How cope with the venomous letters from her mother, Marie Therese, Empress of Austria?

Arriving as a fourteen-year-old girl in Versailles, Marie Antoinette awaits her wedding day on 16th May 1770. Just four years later she will become queen of the greatest nation in Europe. Read how, fifteen years before the storming of the Bastille, the first signs of revolution were already discernible. But what was the role of Marie Antoinette in all of this, and might she have saved herself from her fated execution by guillotine?

Lose yourself in eighteenth-century life at the Palace of Versailles. Witness the social change, the gathering unrest that ultimately erupted in a malignant outburst that set all Europe simmering. In Book One of the Marie Antoinette Trilogy you encounter Madame la Dauphine as she transforms herself from child bride into the Queen of France, a crucial yet largely neglected period of her life. Accompany the young Marie Antoinette of Vive Madame la Dauphine through the years of inexperience, meeting one by one the figures that will be key to her life. What was the real role played by Austrian ambassador, Comte de Mercy? What effect did the Swedish Duke Alex von Fersen have upon her young heart and mind? Was it possible for her to love her husband Louis XVI, or he her?

This compelling and emotionally charged novel is based on fact.

Historical novelist André Romijn spent many years in the Netherlands Royal Navy. After coming ashore he established his name as a publisher of professional journals. For the past decade he has lived and worked in North Yorkshire, England. Last year his book ‘Hidden Harmonies: The Secret Life of Antonio Vivaldi’ was successfully published. This novel is now also available in Dutch and soon in Hungarian. His next book, due for publication in Spring 2009, is titled ‘A perfect Woman’ book two of the Marie Antoinette trilogy.

For more information: http://www.ma-trilogy.com

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This looks very interesting, I'll look forward to the Australian release. Thank you dear Adrienne! :D

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Yes, very interesting! I'm looking forward to it!
...It seems like the trilogy-mania is coming also to our Marie Antoinette :mrgreen:

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Looks promising, I'll have to get it!

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Post Re: Vive Madame la Dauphine - Press Release
Adrienne wrote:
What effect did the Swedish Duke Alex von Fersen have upon her young heart and mind?


No way. :shock:


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Wow, we'll have to stay tuned! :D


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I'll be getting this one! I am a sucker for a series too!


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Post Re: Vive Madame la Dauphine - Press Release
Sounds great!!! Where can I purchase in the US?


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