NWP recommends a memoir for those intrigued with French history and daily court life. Francois du Plexsix Gray has written a love story based on the liason between Marie Antoinette and Swedish aristrocat Count Axel von Fersen. An amusing passage from “The Queen’s Lover” describing the lack of hygiene at Versailles: “Marie-Therese, legal wife of Louis XIV, was so used to all forms of critters that she amiably swallowed whatever spiders floated on her hot chocolate.” The book is available for purchase on Amazon’s Kindle.

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