Nancy Mitford
Vintage, London, 2011; originally published 1954, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
ISBN: 9780099528876

Recreates the historical romance between Louis XV and his chief mistress, Madame de Pompadour. With this romance comes an account of class and power in France as a member of the bourgeoisie rises to become the most powerful woman in France for almost 20 years.

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Alexa Hampton

See my comments on Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford.

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