Author: Sally Christie

Sisters of Versailles: Debut H..

Posted September 13, 2015 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 7 Comments
Sisters of Versailles: Debut Historical Fiction

With descriptions of ostentatious clothing and food within the opulence of Versailles, The Sisters of Versailles had me interested in the story of the de Mailly-Nesle sisters and their little-known court activities of the 1730s and 1740s before I opened the cover. From an old aristocratic family in economic straits, the Nesle’s were raised with little education in the home of their drunkard father and promiscuous courtier mother. Hortense, the only sister who did not share the bed […]