The nationwide bestseller from the acclaimed creator of The Other halves of Henry VIII.  France’s beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the notorious “Allow them to devour cake,” was once the topic of ridicule and interest even sooner than her loss of life; she has considering the fact that been the item of discussion and hypothesis and the fascination so frequently accorded tragic figures in historical past. Married in mere girlhood, this necessarily lighthearted, privileged, however another way unremarkable kid was once thrust into an unheard of time and position, and was once commanded by means of condition to play an important function in historical past. Antonia Fraser’s lavish and tasty portrait of Marie Antoinette, one of the vital recognizable girls in Ecu historical past, excites compassion and regard for all facets of her matter, immersing the reader no longer handiest within the coming-of-age of a sleek girl, buaimedt additionally within the unraveling of an technology.