French Revolution


By Edward Carey - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

This dreamlike novel imagines the origins of Marie Tussaud, creator of the famous waxworks, and also captures the insanity and chaos of Revolutionary ...Read Review

The Game of Hope

By Sandra Gulland - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

At the close of the French Revolution, fifteen-year-old Hortense de Beauharnais—step-daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte—is attending Madame Campan’s Institute for Girls, ...Read Review

Treason’s Spring

By Robert Wilton - Published 2017


Paris, 1792. The Revolution is entering its bloodiest phase. The mob rampages through the streets of Paris; the wrong word, or even a look, ...Read Review

The Women of Versailles

By Kate Brown - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

This is a fictional biography of Adélaïde, daughter of Louis XV of France, set in 1745, when Adélaïde was a ...Read Review

The Wardrobe Mistress

By Meghan Masterson - Published 2017


Giselle Aubry, the newest wardrobe mistress in Marie Antoinette’s household, has her uncle, Pierre de Beaumarchais, to thank for her coveted position. ...Read Review

Where the Light Falls

By Allison Pataki - By Owen Pataki - Published 2017


Two idealistic young men’s fates entwine during the trial of General Christophe de Kellermann, a hero of the French Revolution. Jean-Luc St. ...Read Review

The French Lesson

By Hallie Rubenhold - Published 2016


1792. Henrietta Lightfoot, the 19-year-old daughter of an earl, has left behind her country and respectability to live as the paramour of George William ...Read Review

The Silent Boy

By Andrew Taylor - Published 2015Published 2016



‘Say nothing. Not a word to anyone. Whatever you see. Whatever you hear.’ That warning begins The Silent Boy, where, in 1792, in the ...Read Review

The Chateau on the Lake

By Charlotte Betts - Published 2014


The date is 1792, and the French Revolution is at its height. Madeleine Moreau has lived a sheltered life teaching at her parents’ Academy ...Read Review

Napoleon: A Life

By Andrew Roberts - Published 2014



This is a remarkable biography of Napoleon Bonaparte, a man considered one of the greatest military strategists and rulers in the in the ...Read Review

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