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Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution by Caroline Moorehead
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Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution
Her keen powers of observation were not turned on herself, as far as we know, and Moorehead, to her credit, is no biographical busybody. Quite the opposite. Well trained in the art of subterfuge, though she liked to affect the opposite, she was, in sum, a likable opportunist with remarkable staying power. Pregnant 10 times, she bore six children, only one of whom survived her.
She had lost family and friends, kings and courts, possessions and place. Tell us what you think. Please upgrade your browser. See next articles.