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Madame de Maintenon, the secret wife of Louis XIV, by Veronica Buckley

Madame de Maintenon, the secret wife of King Louis XIV by Veronica Buckley I enjoyed reading this story of the life of Francoise d’Aubigny, later to become Madame de Maintenon and the uncrowned queen of France as the secret wife … Continue reading

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The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland

This wonderful novel by celebrated author Sandra Gulland of The Josephine Trilogy tells the complex tale of the early years of the life of Claude des Oeillets. This is a great novel which I enjoyed reading. Claude des Oeillets was … Continue reading

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Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas

  The novel of Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas   Alexandre Dumas novel of Louise de la Valliere evokes a gentle and idyllic time of beauty at the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV.   Nobility of … Continue reading

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