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A conversation on the Quai Voltaire

Author: Lee Langley
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Collector, adventurer and artist, Vivant Denon was a youthful courtier at Versailles; he lived through the French Revolution, and galloped across Egypt with Bonaparte. A skilled survivor, he knew everyone - Marie-Antoinette, Voltaire, Robespierre, Catherine the Great, the artists of the day, Boucher and David. He found world fame without seeking it, risking his life and happiness in an endless quest, a love affair  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Vivant Denon; Vivant Denon
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Langley
ISBN: 009949292X 9780099492924 0701179120 9780701179120
OCLC Number: 75713207
Notes: Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2006.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Lee Langley.

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Taking a real historical figure, his extraordinary life, his passions, his friendship with Napoleon and the Venetian contessa who was Denon's great love, Lee Langley has created a rich canvas that  Read more...

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"A thoroughly enjoyable historical romp, well-researched, elegantly written" -- Moira Jeffrey * Glasgow Herald * "An absorbing read" -- Sophie Harrison * Sunday Times * "The novelist's own passion Read more...

 
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