Book Reviews

Book News September 2021

*contains affiliate links* The Queen  Hardcover – 3 June 2021 (UK) & 1 September 2021 (US) In this brand-new biography of the longest-reigning sovereign in British history, Matthew Dennison traces her life and reign across an era of unprecedented and often seismic social change. Stylish in its writing and nuanced in its judgements, The Queen charts the [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News October 2020

Queen of Versailles: Madame de Maintenon, First Lady of Louis XIV’s France  Hardcover – 22 October 2020 (US & UK) The rise to power of Françoise d’Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635-1719), a queen in all but name, was nothing short of extraordinary. Born into poverty and ignominy, she used her intellect, charisma, and connections to [read more]