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Versailles, 1686: Julie d'Aubigny, a striking young girl taught to fence and fight in the court of the Sun King, is taken as mistress by the King's Master of Horse. Tempestuous, swashbuckling and volatile, within two years she has run away with her fencing master, fallen in love with a nun and is hiding from the authorities, sentenced to be burnt at the stake. Within another year, she has become a beloved star at the famed Paris Opéra. Her lovers include some of Europe’s most powerful men and France’s most beautiful women. Yet Julie is destined to die alone in a convent at the age of 33. Based on an extraordinary true story, this is an original, dazzling and witty novel - a compelling portrait of an unforgettable woman.
About the Author
Kelly Gardiner is a writer of novels, poetry and short fiction. Her poetry has been published in journals including Going Down Swinging and Southerly and she is the author of two YA novels Act of Faith and The Sultan’s Eyes. Act of Faith was named by the Children’s Book Council of Australia as one of the Notable Australian Books of 2012 and was highly commended in the Australian Society of Authors’ Barbara Jefferis Awards in 2012. Kelly is currently completing a PhD.
ISBN: 9780732298883 ISBN-10: 0732298881 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 384 Published: 1st June 2014 Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS UK Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.51