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Subject: book suggestion
Date Posted: 12/28/2009 5:45 PM ET
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a good Marie Antoinette historical fiction?

Thanks for the help!

Date Posted: 12/28/2009 8:03 PM ET
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The only one I've read is The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson.  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780312361501-The+Hidden+Diary+of+Marie+Antoinette  It was fast, easy read.  it was good, not great.

Date Posted: 12/29/2009 2:34 PM ET
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There's also Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund, which I've actually never read.  I read Antonia Fraser's non-fiction about her several years ago - I think it read like fiction, IIRC.

Date Posted: 12/29/2009 2:55 PM ET
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There is also Versailles by Kathryn Davis, which I haven't read yet.

Date Posted: 12/29/2009 5:58 PM ET
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The Frenchwoman by Jeanne MacKin - about a woman who is a seamstress for M.A.

The Queen's Confession by Victoria Holt - Not as dry as her other books; I enjoyed it.

Farewell, My Queen by Chantal Thomas - This one dragged quite a bit for me and I can't even remember if I ever finished it.

Love and Terror by Alan Jolis

The Knight of Maison Rouge by Alexandre Dumas

A couple that I liked that are set during the French Revolution, but are not focused on M.A.  -

Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors

To Dance with Kings - Rosalind Laker  -  This one is really Historical Romance, I think.

Date Posted: 12/30/2009 12:05 PM ET
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Thanks for all the suggestions!