French Revolution

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

Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice

By Kathleen Benner Duble - Published 2014


Children/Young Adult

Shortly before the Reign of Terror breaks out during the French Revolution, Celie Rousseau loses her family to hunger. She is saved on ...Read Review

How to Ruin a Queen

By Jonathan Beckman - Published 2014



How could a beautiful Austrian princess become Queen of France only to be satirized, scorned, slandered and slain by the cruel blade of ...Read Review

Waiting for the Queen

By Joanna Higgins - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Eugenie de la Roque is fifteen when she and her parents leave France, the revolutionaries having burned their grand maison and killed some ...Read Review

Confessions of Marie Antoinette

By Juliet Grey - Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

Confessions of Marie Antoinette is the third and final installment in Juliet Grey’s detailed account of Marie Antoinette’s life. The novel ...Read Review

The Last Banquet

By Jonathan Grimwood - Published 2013



Jean-Marie d’Aumout’s sharply distinctive and intelligent voice narrates his life story spanning 18th-century France, from desperate poverty to the viciousness of ...Read Review

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

By Tom Reiss - Published 2012



The swashbuckling heroes in Alexandre Dumas’s The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo have stirred the imaginations of millions of ...Read Review

The Werewolf of Paris

By Guy Endore - Published 2012



Werewolves are enjoying a fine romp across current literature and cinema. Though the filming techniques were cheesy, watching Lon Chaney transform from wolf ...Read Review