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Joined August 2016

Back porch, glass of wine, good book. Who needs more?
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Know anyone in Louisville? Spread the word! I'll be at Carmichael's Books tonight. Poison! Paris! http://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/holly-tucker-0.

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Hi everyone ! I'm sending my monthly author newsletter out tonight. Here's the sign-up link if you want to get news! Http://holly-tucker.com

LeahBergen Done! ✅ 2y
hollytucker Yay ! 2y
DivineDiana Signed up! 2y
hollytucker @LeahBergen @DivineDiana great! Looking forward to getting to know you!! 2y
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This is a -gorgeous- book. Fantastic cocktails with St Germain--easily the most beautiful bottle ever made!

ValerieAndBooks It is; so is the Pravda Vodka bottle 😊🍸. 2y
LeahBergen Yes, it is! 2y
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Wow...just wow. I can't tell you how many times as an author I've dreamed of seeing my book at the airport bookstore. A Facebook friend spotted it in Minneapolis! # bucketlist

Aswenson MN is always on point. 😉 #homestate (edited) 2y
LauraBeth Can't WAIT to read this! That's awesome 👏👏 2y
LeahBergen Yay!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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KarenUK So cool! 💕 2y
CrowCAH OMG congrats! 😁🎉👏🏻 Jealous, a little, as I'm working on my pirate novel; one day it will get on a shelf! 2y
Suet624 Your dream came true. How wonderful. 2y
Texreader Whoohoo!! Congrats!!🎉🎈🎊 2y
CherylDeFranceschi Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
CouronneDhiver Woohoo! 🍻 2y
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Brunch listening to a brilliant talk by Laura Lippman

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That time when you grab a sandwich, open the local paper, and see your own book in the pages!

Cinfhen 💞😊 2y
TrishB Fab 😀 2y
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Jenshootsweddings 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
DGRachel How exciting! 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
LauraBeth Yay! 😀😀 2y
Suet624 Awesome!! 2y
drbethandherkindle That is amazing!! 2y
BethFishReads 👏💫👏💫👏💫 2y
LilMamaMastro Rush! 🎉👏👏👏 2y
CrowCAH Woohoo! 👏🏻🎉 2y
Buddys_Momma How awesome!! 👍🏽😀 2y
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Thinking the book plates turned out well! That's a 17th century map in the background.

Lots more goodies if you pre-order now!
http://www.holly-tucker.com/city-of-light-city-of-poison-preorder/

hollytucker @EloisaJames from one early modernist who writes big to another, great to see you here! 3y
EloisaJames @hollytucker hi there! I loved Blood Work-- I actually put a rabbit dissection into my last book, inspired by BW, albeit performed by a little girl. Her stepbrother noted that she had ideas about the circulation of blood that were almost certainly wrong (but right in line with your history). I learned so much and really enjoyed reading it! 3y
EloisaJames Ps I have Poison City preordered and can't wait! 3y
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LeahBergen These look wonderful! 3y
CrowCAH Gorgeous! 😍 3y
hollytucker @EloisaJames sorry for the delayed response. Just saw this....and it made my day! I'd love to connect. May I drop you an email? 2y
EloisaJames @hollytucker of course! Eloisa@eloisajames.com 2y
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Merci @bookriot for including me in your "100 Must Read Books on the History of Medicine." #11. Wow!
https://www.google.com/amp/s/bookriot.com/2017/03/15/100-must-read-books-about-t...

Hobbinol Wow! What a interesting list! @LeahBergen needs to take a gander at this. 3y
Tnovo I ❤️ books like this....just added to my "must find" list! ? 3y
Captivatedbybooks Yea soooo i so read that last name with an F 😂😂😂 3y
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hollytucker @Captivatedbybooks ha! I ran for student council in high school. Tucker, Tucker, vote for her and you can... That was not MY slogan!!! 3y
hollytucker @Tnovo hooray! Even though I'm gearing up for the new book, I loved writing this one! 3y
Captivatedbybooks 😂😂 but i love the title definitely got my attention. This will be put on my must read for 2017! 3y
LeahBergen @Hobbinol It IS a great list. Thanks, @Hobbinol !😘 3y
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London Book Fair, my literary agency's foreign rights table. Book is coming out in the UK, Taiwan, China. London and Frankfort Fairs are where other territories get negotiated.

lynneamch Woo-hoo! 📚📚📚🖒 3y
TheKidUpstairs Your book sounds incredibly fascinating! I'm going to pre-order when I get my next paycheque :) 3y
hollytucker @TheKidUpstairs very cool. Be sure to fill out the pre-order form (even if it's after release) and I'll send you a personalized bookplate for your copy! 3y
TheKidUpstairs That's great, thank you so much! 3y
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Paris Red: A Novel | Maureen Gibbon
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Paris is always a good idea.

kspenmoll Truly. 3y
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Help make this author's dream happen? If you are thinking of ordering CITY OF LIGHT, will you do it now?

My publishers says it has shot at the "lists"!! What matters is how many books are sold in a given week. And all pre-orders count for the first week.

Everyone who pre-orders gets EXCLUSIVE GIFT PACK. Including French lavender for 40 lucky readers!

Merci BEAUCOUP!

http://www.holly-tucker.com/city-of-light-city-of-poison-preorder/

tpixie Cute puppy 🐶!! 3y
britt_brooke Is that pup Mary Todd Lincoln?? 3y
hollytucker @tpixie it's the pup from Parnassus Books (Anne Patchett's bookstore in Nashville). Her name is Mary Todd Lincoln and she has the SOFTEST fur!! 3y
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britt_brooke @hollytucker I love Parnassus! And I just pre-ordered your book through them. Thanks for the link! 3y
hollytucker @britt_brooke merci, merci, MERCI! Are you in Nashville??? 3y
britt_brooke @hollytucker Yes, well, Hendersonville. 😁 3y
hollytucker @britt_brooke I'm doing an event there March 21 at 6. I'd love to meet you! 3y
KarenUK Thanks for link! 😍💕Just ordered it..can't wait to read it.... 3y
hollytucker @karenUK hooray! Eager to hear what you think!! 3y
tpixie @hollytucker great name for a puppy 🐶!! Just pre-ordered!! Good luck! 🍀 3y
hollytucker @tpixie. This means so much to me. Thank you!!!!! 3y
britt_brooke @hollytucker That would be fun! I'll see what I can do. I'd like to meet you, too. 3y
tpixie @hollytucker de rein! 🇫🇷 3y
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Light of Paris | Eleanor Brown
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Wow, what a great first paragraph. THE LIGHT OF PARIS. --Eleanor Brown

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Catherine Voisin lived in the downtrodden Montorgeuil neighborhood of Paris. A keen business woman, she sold beauty potions at a high price to women of the nobility. What took place in the shack behind her home was another matter. Voisin performed abortions for women who found themselves in trouble and "inheritance powders" for those who wanted to done w/their men altogether. http://www.holly-tucker.com/city-of-light-city-of-poison-preorder/

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Amour Provence: A Novel | Constance Leisure
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Cinfhen That cappuccino is awesome 💕💕 3y
hollytucker @Cinfhen I know! I've never ever seen something like that. It's with almond milk, so maybe it's easier to do art with it? 3y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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My 96 year-old grandmother is a voracious reader...but would you believe she JUST NOW discovered Harry Potter. She has blown through the first 4 books. Picked up the last 3 for her for her birthday!! At my favorite bookstore: Anne Patchett's Parnassus Books

LauraJ Your grandmother sounds awesome! 3y
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Whohoo! CITY OF LIGHT is an Amazon Best Book of the Month!

Well-ReadNeck Congrats!!! 3y
LauraJ Well done! 3y
Sydsavvy Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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LeahBergen That's awesome! Congratulations! ❤ 3y
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻👍🏻📚 3y
Suet624 That's terrific. Congrats. 👏🏼🌹🌹 3y
CrowCAH Yay congrats! 👏🏻🎉 3y
MamaGina Nice❣️ 3y
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With Madame Savelli, my fromagère in Aix-en-Provence. A wonderful, wonderful person whom I've known for years.

Cinfhen Book sounds fascinating 💖 3y
hollytucker @Cinfhen thanks! Very excited for its release in 3 weeks. Ok, a little nervous too 3y
BrainyHeroine I can't wait to read it! And I loved Provence when I went. It was so beautiful. 3y
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The Return of Martin Guerre | Natalie Zemon Davis, Martin Guerre, Arnault Du Tilh
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The colors are faded, the book well-loved. Natalie Zemon Davis inspired me to write the kind of history I felt in my bones I need to write.

CrowCAH It's good to have a writing tutor/inspiration! Mine is Jane Austen. 😄 3y
hollytucker @crowCAH not shabby there either! 3y
tysephine Wow this throws me back to grad school lol 3y
hollytucker @tysephine were you in history? 3y
tysephine @hollytucker I got my history MA a couple years ago but I work in veterinary medicine now. Life is weird. 3y
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In today's review copy mail. I've already tried to figure out when I can get there! Duck, yum!

LeahBergen Ooooo! 3y
BethFishReads I have a copy of this too. Looks great 3y
jenniferw88 @DuckOfDoom this book looks right up your street!! 3y
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Bonjour les amis! My publisher has 10 galleys of CITY OF LIGHT to spare!!! If you're interested in a copy, drop me a message from my author Facebook page: http://facebook.com/hollytucker

I'd just ask you to leave an -honest- review on Litsy & maybe Amazon or Indie bookstore site when book releases on March 21. AND if you end up liking it, maybe help spread good cheer to friends, book groups, on social media?

LauraJ Sounds awesome. My book club read Blood Work and it was great for discussion. 3y
hollytucker @LauraJ you just made my day! If you guys decide to read CITY, it'd be fun to do a Skype discussion 3y
Simona I have read blurb on your internet page and I'm intrigued, but I think that short description here, in Litsy data base isn't appealing 😊 3y
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hollytucker @Simona totally agree. I'm not the one who crafts those. Wonder how I can get (whoever) to change? ;) 3y
BrainyHeroine I can't wait for this! I'd love an ARC, I do a historical fiction book club and this would be a great read!! 3y
hollytucker @BrainyHeroine yay! Are you in FB? Could you shoot me you info there? Will get a copy in mail. :) 3y
Well-ReadNeck @hollytucker @Theresa 🎉🙌🏻😍👊🏽‼️ Sent my address via FB messenger, too!! 3y
CrowCAH I did send a message. Thanks, Holly! 3y
BrainyHeroine @hollytucker I am so excited to get my copy!! 3y
Simona @hollytucker You (or your publisher) just shake the device and send the message... or @steverogers used to be Litsy librarian, maybe she can advise you how to change the blurb... or @jeff and @todd are Litsy dads ... Good luck with promotions👍😘 3y
jeff @Simona @hollytucker Holly - please email us at contact@litsy.com with the preferred book description and we will get it sorted out for you! 3y
LauraJ @hollytucker I may have to arm wrestle a physicist since Lawrence Krauss' new book comes out the same day. I'm pretty sure I can take him. Everyone knows nurses do a lot more heavy lifting than physicists. (edited) 3y
hollytucker So cool of you to check in! Merci @jeff 3y
hollytucker And thanks @simona 3y
Simona @hollytucker My pleasure. 3y
drbethandherkindle Cool! Fingers crossed there are still some available when I finally log into my Facebook! 3y
jeff @hollytucker Description updated! 3y
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How can the city be unruly when there is TEA!!

LeahBergen This just made me go put the kettle on. 😂 3y
hollytucker @LeahBergen tea is a way of life around here 3y
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More books from the book fairy!

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I loved Thatcher Ulrich book on midwifery.

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It was a tough call...which to pick? But I went for TWILIGHT OF THE BELLE EPOQUE for my bedtime reading tonite

RadicalReader @hollytucker this title I literally misread as Bella burlesque ooops 3y
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In yesterday's mail. So happy it's warm enough to be out on the porch today!

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The Dungeon Room at the medieval castle in Les Baux de Provence. My fascination for dungeons happened while writing #cityofpoison. I spent 4 yrs researching 17th century prisons and poured over interrogation records, court documents, and torture accounts. Really interesting work, but sometimes hard to do. Real lives, real pain.

CrowCAH Awesome, so cool! Congrats on the book📚 3y
hollytucker @CrowCAH thanks so much!!!! Really excited about the upcoming release (March 21) 3y
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Finished books are in!! GIVEAWAY: Tag a friend and I'll send copies to both you and your friend. Winner randomly selected, February 11 at 12CST.

These first packages go to my parents, family members, and others who put up with me during the care and feeding of this book! The true heroes!

(Not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Litsy. Books mailed w/in 7 days of notification & receipt of winners' email.).

Jenshootsweddings Oooooh! ❤😍 @jpease89 3y
monkeygirlsmama Ooh, I'll toss my name in the 🎩 . (And I do have a US mailing address if that matters.) I have no idea which Litsy friend to tag, so I'll do my own pull from a 🎩. How about I'll tag @RaeRae. 🙃 3y
monkeygirlsmama Congrats, btw! It must be an amazing feeling seeing those all stacked up there and knowing your baby is about to go out into the world to be read by, hopefully, millions. 😀🥂 3y
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Born.A.Reader Oooh I'm interested! @V-Onion how about you? 3y
Well-ReadNeck What a fun giveaway. @Theresa want to read?? 3y
Alfoster Looks so good! @Suzze what do you think? 3y
Suzze Oh, yes! @Alfoster, it sounds really good! 3y
LeahBergen YES!! This sounds amazing... and just look at that beautiful stack. @Sydsavvy , you share my love of French history (and Anne Golon's Angelique novels 😉). 3y
Sydsavvy @LeahBergen can it be the inspector???? I've actually been eyeing this book! 3y
Sydsavvy @hollytucker please pick us ( @LeahBergen ) because of our posts on our favorite old series which has a minor staring role of a police inspector in the city of light! 3y
Sydsavvy Oh and the second book in the series is all about poison in King Louis XIV's court 😊👏🏻 ok sorry to gush but I actually have been eyeing your book. Congratulations! 3y
lynneamch Would love to get into this! So would @Talewaggingreads 3y
RaeRae Awesome! Can I tag @monkeygirlsmama back and have us in the running twice?! 3y
CrowCAH Exciting stuff; congrats! 😊Friend- @beccaeve (edited) 3y
Theresa @Well-ReadNeck absolutely! Tagged you back for another opportunity to win! 😄 3y
V-Onion @Born.A.Reader absolutely! :) 3y
hollytucker Congrats to @Well-ReadNeck and @theresa. Is it possible to direct message here? If not, shoot me your mailing address and email on my author page. Http://facebook.com/hollytucker 3y
Theresa @hollytucker THANK YOU!!! I just sent details via FB Messenger. @Well-ReadNeck WOOHOO!!! 😄👏😄👏 3y
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One big honker of a book! 607 pages!!!!

EmilyChristine Wow! Looks like a good one though! 3y
BethFishReads I must get me a copy of this 3y
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Edit: wow, this is so sad. In preface: author "died unexpectedly in 2013, leaving this book--her life's work--to be completed.posthumously by grieving family and friends.". The acknowledgments were written on. Her behalf.by her parents. Wow. So sad.

This looks awesome! Eager to read it.

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Minds of Winter | Ed O'Loughlin
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"Complex tale of historical intrigue about 19th century polar explorers, the strange disappearance of Sir John Franklin Artic expedition in 1845". Historical fiction. Love the cover!

rabbitprincess Ooh, I'll have to check that out! I've been on a Franklin kick lately, including my current read: 3y
hollytucker @rabbitprincess it looks pretty good! 3y
LeahBergen Ooo! Sounds good. 3y
VioletBramble I love books on polar exploration. This one sounds good. Great cover. 3y
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Takes places between 1870-1871, Franco-Prussian war. Places Flaubert Sentimental Education in this context. From Basic Books, so could be ready good.

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Well hello, don't you look interesting!

SarahK Belle breezing was a pretty interesting character. 3y
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I'm new to Litsy and looking for people to follow. If you know any fellow history geeks, would you tag them here? If YOU love reading about history, say hi! Nonfiction, historical fictions, it's all good!

lynneamch Welcome, Holly! First Litsy author who comes to mind in historical fiction category is @theladygreer 3y
hollytucker Thanks @lynneamch! Nice to meet you! 3y
britt_brooke Welcome! Litsy is the best. 💚 3y
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tpixie Welcome to Litsy! I'm not a history buff, but maybe If you do a search on Litsy for #history , you might find some fellow history buffs!! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome! Another hashtag to check is #nonfictionchallenge17 - not all history but a great group! 3y
Gissy I'm not a big nonfiction reader but I enjoy it and there is always space to learn, so WELCOME to Litsy! I will learn from you more about these books! 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉🎉📚📚📚❤👌🏼 3y
kspenmoll Welcome to Litsy! 😃 3y
Bklover Welcome! You will love it here!! 3y
LeahBergen And you already found ME. 😉 3y
Jillsandypants Welcome to Litsy! Get ready for your TBR to explode! 😁 (edited) 3y
Cinfhen Hi welcome to Litsy! @Ebooksandcooks likes to read mostly nonfiction ☺️ 3y
Megabooks Yes, as @Cinfhen said, I do read a fair bit of nonfiction. Mostly history, science, and sociology. (Or books that combine the above categories!) Please tag me and as @BarbaraTheBibliophage said, use the hashtag #nonfictionchallenge17 as you read nonfiction this year. Check out the hashtag in the search section to see some interesting books people have read so far. 😃👍🏻 Welcome aboard! (edited) 3y
TrishB Hi 🙋 love historical fiction. @DGRachel too! 3y
ValerieAndBooks Welcome to Litsy! Yes, a history/non-fiction lover here as @LeahBergen said 😊! 3y
drbethandherkindle Welcome! 3y
Sydsavvy I'm definitely a fellow history geek! 3y
SaraFair Have just found you and am really enjoying your postings! Will be ordering the book, don't want to wait any longer than I have to. I love history and am trying to read more of it instead of learning through BBC and Masterpiece Theatre! 3y
hollytucker @sarafair. Hi Sara! Great to hear from you. Yay to history! 3y
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Interesting! sometimes a bit more speculative than I would have liked, but tells the little known story of Ona Judge, George Washington's slave. I had a chance to hear Erica talk about her book on a panel we were on at the American Library Association's conference a few weeks ago. She's really engaging.

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A letter addressed to Madame Voisin, a 17th-century fortune-teller/witch/poisoner.  Voisin was executed in February 1680. Http://holly-tucker.com

LeahBergen Wow. 3y
Gissy Sounds interesting! See I like forensic investigations, everything related with court and science! Investigations related with true crimes for me are so interesting! Thanks for this recommendation! 3y
hollytucker @Gissy hope you like it!! 3y
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Bite Me If You Can | Lynsay Sands
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My dirty little secret. These Harlequin-meets-Anne-Rice novels have kept me company on many transatlantic flights. #noshame

Gissy I like vampires stories too! 👌🏼 3y
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This book really helped shaped the way I understand Louis XIV and his propaganda machine in the 17th century. It's organized around the metaphor of time of day. From the sunrise (early reign) to sunset (death). The last chapter is what made me want to spend so much of my life exploring the underbelly of the reign. It was not at all what the pomp, gild, and glory made it out to be. Excellent book. Http://holly-tucker.com

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LeahBergen Your book sounds fantastic (and what a beautiful photo). 3y
MrBook Great pic! 3y
Meg11726 This looks great! And the picture is fantastic. Well done. 3y
Gissy Nice picture! Is it safe to drink coffee? ☺ 3y
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These books make me wish I were in France right now...with all of those amazing markets.

Gissy I visited Paris almost three years ago! 3y
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The Sun King had so many lovers. Some beautiful, some not, some kind, some ruthless. Fraser does a great job getting them all together in one place. Superb research, though at times dense. # history #france

BethFishReads I've read her before -- Tudors? -- and remember really liking her writing 3y
hollytucker She has amazing breadth. Mostly early English history, so I was initially surprised to see her in France. But this book has become the reference for Louis's love life. 3y
TrishB Loved her Mary Queen of Scots one and Marie Antionette one too. 3y
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DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! Great pic! 🎉📚👍😀 3y
readeatretreat You've reminded me to reread The Weaker Vessel! Fraser is brilliant. 3y
zsuzsanna_reads Fraser is one of my favourite authors for historical non-fiction. Her book on the Gunpowder Plot was great too. 3y
LeahBergen I should read this! I read and enjoyed The Wives of Henry VIII and Warrior Queens. 3y
MrBook Welcome to @Litsy !!! We hope you enjoy your stay 😊👍🏻. 3y
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