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Madame de Pompadour

By: Mitford, Nancy

Part of the Vintage classics series
0099528878 / 9780099528876
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United Kingdom
20 cm 288 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1954.

When Jeanne-Antoinette was nine, she was told by a fortune teller that she would one day become the mistress of the handsome young Louix XV - from that day she was groomed to become 'a morsel fit for a King'.

Nancy Mitford lovingly tells the story of how the little girl rose, against a backdrop of savage social-climbing, intrigue, excess and high drama, to become the most powerful women of the eighteenth century French court, Le Pompadour.


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