Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fiction: The Royal Family of Louis XVI

The Royal Family

The Lacemaker and the Princess by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley *

Eleven-year-old Isabelle, a third-generation lace maker, is rescued by the queen at Versailles after nearly being trampled. She begins a double life - lace maker with her family in the morning and royal companion to Marie Antoinette's daughter in the afternoon. France is on the verge of Revolution as Isabelle struggles with class boundaries, the accusations against the royal family, and her own family's trouble.

Madame Royale by Elena Maria Vidal

A continuation of Vidal's Trianon, this novel follows the journey of the daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Marie Therese Charlotte after the death of both her parents.

The Princess in the Tower (Beneath the Crown) by Sharon Stewart

In the tradition of The Royal Diaries series, this young adult book is the diary of the daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

The Black Tower by Louis Bayard.

A historical mystery revolving around the possible survival of Louis-Charles in 19th century France.

The Prince Lost to Time by Ann Dukthus (1995)

Nicholas Segalla time travels to 18th century France, where the dauphin, Louis Charles, is abducted.

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