The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie audiobook

The Enemies of Versailles: A Novel

By Sally Christie
Read by Elizabeth Wiley

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"That beastly bourgeois Pompadour was one thing; a common prostitute is quite another kettle of fish." After decades of suffering the King's endless stream of Royal Favorites, the princesses of the Court have reached a breaking point. Horrified that he would bring the lowborn Comtesse du Barry into the hallowed halls of Versailles, Louis XV's daughters, led by the indomitable Madame Adelaide, vow eternal enmity and enlist the young dauphiness Marie Antoinette in their fight against the new mistress. But as tensions rise and the French Revolution draws closer, a prostitute in the palace soon becomes the least of the nobility's concerns. Told in Christie's witty and engaging style, the final book in the Mistresses of Versailles trilogy will delight and entrance fans as it once again brings to life the sumptuous and cruel world of eighteenth century Versailles, and France as it approaches irrevocable change.

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"That beastly bourgeois Pompadour was one thing; a common prostitute is quite another kettle of fish."

After decades of suffering the King's endless stream of Royal Favorites, the princesses of the Court have reached a breaking point. Horrified that he would bring the lowborn Comtesse du Barry into the hallowed halls of Versailles, Louis XV's daughters, led by the indomitable Madame Adelaide, vow eternal enmity and enlist the young dauphiness Marie Antoinette in their fight against the new mistress. But as tensions rise and the French Revolution draws closer, a prostitute in the palace soon becomes the least of the nobility's concerns.

Told in Christie's witty and engaging style, the final book in the Mistresses of Versailles trilogy will delight and entrance fans as it once again brings to life the sumptuous and cruel world of eighteenth century Versailles, and France as it approaches irrevocable change.

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Editorial Reviews

Elizabeth Wiley succeeds in conveying the giddy gaiety of du Barry as she climbs from poverty to become the king's last official mistress. Library Journal Audio Review
“A lushly detailed, beautifully painted portrait of Louis XV’s last mistress, Madame Du Barry. The author’s gift for developing characters and bringing them to full-blooded life is what turns her historical biographies into accessible, readable history. Du Barry’s voice is strong, clear, and likable, allowing readers to partake in the story as the vibrant prose and quick pace carry them back in time. A feast for Francophiles.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author Bio: Sally Christie

Author Bio: Sally Christie

Sally Christie is the author of The Sisters of Versailles and The Rivals of Versailles. She was born in England and grew up around the world, attending eight schools in three different languages. She spent most of her career working in international development and currently lives in Toronto.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 14.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English