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The road to Compiegne

Author: Jean Plaidy
Publisher: London : Arrow, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No longer the well-beloved, Louis XV is becoming ever more unpopular - the huge expense of his court and decades of costly warfare having taken their toll. As the discontent grows, Louis seeks refuge in his extravagances, and his mistress, the powerful Marquise de Pampadour. Suspicions, plots and rivalry are rife as Louis' daughters and lovers jostle for his attention and their own standing in court.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
History
Fiction
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France; Jeanne Antoinette Poisson Pompadour, marquise de
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 9780099493372 0099493373
OCLC Number: 123796958
Notes: Originally published: London: Hale, 1959.
Description: 388 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Jean Plaidy.

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