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Books on French Royals
« on: August 20, 2005, 11:38:38 AM »
"The Diaries of the Duc de San Simone"
"The Lettres of Mme. de Sevigne'
"The Diaries of the Duchesse D'Orleans"

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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2005, 04:48:43 PM »
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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005, 05:42:01 PM »
"Death knows no secrets" by Nicky Eltz.

Eltz offers his book from the year 2000 on the internet. It is about the legend of Louis XVII survived and the "theory of substitution" of Madame Royale by one half-sister!
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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005, 12:04:49 PM »
"Memoirs" by Marguerite de Valois, a.k.a Margot.


"Letters of Liselotte von der Pfalz"

"Catherine de Medicis" by Jean Orieux

" Las Reines de France au temps des Valois" (2 volumes) by Simone Bertière

"Las Reines de France au temps des Bourbons" (3 volumes) by Simone Bertière.


"Españolas, reinas de Francia" by Emilio Beladiez
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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005, 03:04:51 PM »
'The Lost King of France' by Deborah Cadbury is wonderful and emotional book. I defy anyone to read it and not be a little upset by the end . . .  :'(
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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2005, 07:03:23 AM »
    Epithaf for Kings by S. Gormant, so sorry about the spelling is a excellent book I remember reading many years ago, I loaned the book to a mate who never returned it  :( It is about the french monarchy - the reigns of Louis XV  and  Louis XV1 and Revolution, and the scandals of the French court, I am still looking for another copy in Australia. Regards Steve

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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2005, 05:01:52 PM »
At the moment I am reading a wonderful book called "Marie Antoinette:The Journey",by Antonia Fraser.

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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2005, 06:07:29 PM »
I've read that too - superb!
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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2005, 11:31:57 AM »
My recommendations:

Madame de Campan's memoirs are a must-read for anyone interested in Marie Antoinette.   Her book is not always easy to find, but it is well worth tracking down.   It has been published under different titles, I think.  My copy is titled "The Private Life of Marie Antoinette."

For the Empress Josephine, the Memoirs of Madame de Remusat are fascinating, as are the Memoirs of Madame Junot.  The novels of Marjorie Coryn, which are long out of print, unfortunately, are excellent.

If anyone wants to read about my favorite member of the French royal family, La Grande Mademoiselle, I would recommend her Memoirs, as well as Vita Sackville-West's biography, "Daughter of France."  

For information about the Affair of the Poisons during the reign of Louis XIV, Frances Mossiker's book is good.  I believe that Mossiker also wrote a book about the diamond necklace brouhaha that Marie Antoinette suffered through.    

If you are interested in the legend of the Ghosts of Versailles, Lucille Iremonger wrote a book about the incident.  Iremonger tends to dither about, but the book is still a good read.

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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2005, 02:46:32 PM »
 

    "Memoirs" Madame De La Tour Du Pin

      "Empress Innocence" M.E. Ravage

        "Marie Antionette"  Philippe Huisman & Mme. M. Jallut

         "Eugenie & Napoleon III" David Duff

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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2005, 07:11:13 AM »
"To the Scaffold" by Carolly Erikson...very light reading - okay but not nearly as good as Antonia Frazer!

"Napoleon & His Women" by Christopher Hibbert...really good!!
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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2005, 04:22:32 PM »
  
   Here are three that are interesting

    "The Memoirs Of Baroness Cecile De Courtot" Lady-In-Waiting  To The Princess de Lamballe,Princess of Savoy-Carignan.

   "The Dentist and the Empress,the Adventures of Dr.Tom Evans in Gas-Lit Paris" (He saved Eugenie and took her to England) by Gerald Carson

     "Last Letters Prisons & Prisoners Of The French Revolution" by Olivier Blanc, Marie Antionette's on down.

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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2005, 05:35:13 PM »

Memoirs of Louis XIV by The Duke of Saint-Simon.
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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2005, 09:22:24 AM »
Anyone could suggest me some title about Bourbon Dinasty? Thank you!

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Re: Books on French Royals
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2005, 09:23:21 AM »
BTW, has anyone read 'the Valois' by Robert J Knecht? It's a great read.  :)
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