Farewell, My Queen

by Chantal Thomas

Historical Fiction

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Superb historical novel about the court of Marie-Antoinette in the 3 days following the storming of the Bastille.

Farewell, My Queen Synopsis

On 14 July 1789, Queen Marie Antoinette and her court spend a pleasant evening in the Great Hall of Versailles, completely unaware that the events of the next few hours will change their lives and their country for ever.


Agathe-Sidonie Laborde is the Queen's reader, and twenty-one years later, an exile in Vienna, she remains haunted by the chaos and fear of those final days at court. Hour by hour, Agathe watchs the tragedy unfold as everything she holds dear is overturned. In the midst of this chaos, the Queen remains an enigma, adored and reviled in equal measure by those to whom she must now turn for help.

Farewell, My Queen Press Reviews

A fascinating picture of life at Versailles.
David Coward, TLS


It's a racy, pacy story with a cast of rogues and villains and a wardrobe to make you swoon.
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ISBN: 9780753820179
Publication date: 02/09/2004
Publisher: Orion
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780753820179
Publication date: 2nd September 2004
Author: Chantal Thomas
Publisher: Orion
Format: Paperback
Genres: Historical Fiction,
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About Chantal Thomas

Chantal Thomas, a specialist in 18th century literature, is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France. Farewell my Queen is her first novel.

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