Description - The French Lesson by Hallie Rubenhold
Rivetting, atmospheric novel of female espionage and revenge set in the French Revolution by the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling and highly acclaimed author of THE FIVE and COVENT GARDEN LADIES
'A thrilling novel of female intrigue, betrayal and revenge. Read it!' LUCY WORSLEY
'Dark and delicious' Red Magazine
'Utterly gripping and highly relevant' SIMON SEBAG-MONTEFIORE
Fear your neighbour. Praise the Republic. Preach liberty. Hate monarchy. Speak in whispers. Trust no-one.
Revolutionary Paris, 1792- As the city spirals into bloodshed, Henrietta Lightfoot a young Englishwoman runs for refuge to the sumptuous home of Grace Dalrymple, notorious courtesan to the aristocracy. But loyalties are tested when she meets Agnes de Buffon, committed revolutionary and mistress of the most powerful man in France. Trapped in an unpredictable game between two dangerous women, Henrietta is about to learn a brutal lesson.
A tale of friendship and loyalty in tumultuous times, The French Lesson is a gripping drama of female power and influence, as the women written out of history tell their own astonishing story of ingenuity and sacrifice.
PERFECT FOR FANS OF HARLOTS and BRIDGERTON
'A gleefully modern retelling of a juicy chapter in history' The Times
'Rubenhold unfolds a complicated plot with great dexterity' Sunday Times
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Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 127mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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Author Biography - Hallie Rubenhold
Hallie Rubenhold is a historian and broadcaster and an authority on womens' lives in the 18th century. She has worked as a curator for the National Portrait Gallery and as a university lecturer. Her first novel, Mistress of My Fate was received with great acclaim and her biography, Lady Worsley's Whim, was made into the hit BBC drama The Scandalous Lady W. She lives in London with her husband. Chat with her on Twitter @HallieRubenhold
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