Publication Date: 29/12/2016 ISBN: 9781784162153 Category:

The French Lesson

Hallie Rubenhold

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 29/12/2016 ISBN: 9781784162153 Category:
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‘A thrilling novel of female intrigue, betrayal and revenge. Read it!’ LUCY WORSLEY
‘Dark and delicious’ Red Magazine
‘Utterly gripping and highly relevant’ SIMON SEBAG-MONTEFIORE
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Fear your neighbour. Praise the Republic. Preach liberty. Hate monarchy. Speak in whispers. Trust no-one.

Revolutionary Paris, 1792: As the city spirals into bloodshed, Henrietta Lightfoot a young Englishwoman runs for refuge to the sumptuous home of Grace Dalrymple, notorious courtesan to the aristocracy. But loyalties are tested when she meets Agnes de Buffon, committed revolutionary and mistress of the most powerful man in France. Trapped in an unpredictable game between two dangerous women, Henrietta is about to learn a brutal lesson.

A tale of friendship and loyalty in tumultuous times, The French Lesson is a gripping drama of female power and influence, as the women written out of history tell their own astonishing story of ingenuity and sacrifice.

PERFECT FOR FANS OF HARLOTS and BRIDGERTON
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‘A gleefully modern retelling of a juicy chapter in history’ The Times
‘Rubenhold unfolds a complicated plot with great dexterity’ Sunday Times

Publisher Review

"Henrietta Lightfoot's exploits in Revolutionary France are irresistible. She's a heroine you can't put down." LUCY WORSLEY "A deliciously dark novel" Red Magazine "Georgette Heyer meets Flashman ... A gleefully modern retelling of a juicy chapter in history" The Times "Rubenhold unfolds a complicated plot with great dexterity, brilliantly evoking a society in which traditional bonds are being sundered." Sunday Times "'Compelling and operatic ... Reads like a modern thriller'" SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE, author of The Romanovs

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