Thursday, March 31, 2011

Book Review - Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

I finished Madame Tussaud the other day and was quite impressed by it.  It follows the life of Madame Tussaud before she got married, while she was living in Paris with her MOm and Uncle, creating wax figures and table's for their salon/museum.  It describes how she tutored Marie Antoinette's sister in wax modeling and became a friend to the Queen and her sister.  It also describes the rough/horrible/horrendous time during the French Revolution.  What Madame Tussaud had to endure can be quite gruesome, but it helped show what a strong person she is.  I really liked this book even though I don't normally like historical fiction novels.  I recommend it!  (4/5 stars)

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