Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Book Review and giveaway!

Medieval bookworm reviewed Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter by Susan Nagel and is kind enough to be giving away a copy here!

In honor of French royalty, I thought I'd blog about a sweet little gem in architectural history, Le Petit Trianon (photo above). This was built by Louis XV for his mistress, Madame de Pompadour (who, by the way, was the subject of a very cool episode of Doctor Who). When Louis 16 became king, he gave the mini-chateau to Marie-Antoinette for her exclusive use as a retreat.

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