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Ould not travel publicly without risking a pelting of mud and stones History has loved her little better Nancy Mitford's delightfully candid biography recreates the spirit of 18th century Versailles with its love of pleasure and treachery We learn and see. Louis XV Mme explain the worldly French sexyouall sensibility after 5 6 years the pash is over we should all know that and love deepens while outsider sexercises play on Yes some of us

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Madame de Pompadour

When Madame de Pompadour became the mistress of Louis XV no one expected her to retain his affections for long A member of the bourgeoisie rather than an aristocrat she was physically too cold for the carnal Bourbon king and had so many enemies that she c. I ve long been a fan of Nancy Mitford having read the incredible biography of her family The Sisters The Saga of the Mitford Family and then two of her novels ink The Pursuit of Love and L

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France increasingly overcome with class conflict With a fiction writer's felicity Mitford restores the royal mistress and celebrates her as a survivor unsurpassed in the art of living who reigned as the most powerful woman in France for nearly twenty yea. Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour hold the center but are not always as interesting as the supporting players Voltaire appears in his fascinating duality flattering and satirical unctuous a


10 thoughts on “Madame de Pompadour

  1. says:

    Nineteenth century historians shocked by the contemplation of such a merry pointless life have been at great pains to emphasize the boredom from which they say the whole Court and the King suffered No doubt a life devoted to pleasure must sometimes show the reverse side of the medal and it is uite true that boredom was

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    I've long been a fan of Nancy Mitford having read the incredible biography of her family The Sisters The Saga of the Mitford Family and then two of her novels ink The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate This is Mitford's biography of Madame de Pompadour I picked this one up fresh off of reading Erik Larson's The S

  3. says:

    As well as her wonderful novels Nancy Mitford also wrote four less known historical biographies Madame de Pompadour in 1954 Voltaire in Love in 1957 The Sun King in 1966 and Frederick the Great in 1970 This is the first of her biographies and it tells the life story of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson who despite her comparativ

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    Louis XV Mme explain the worldly French sexyouall sensibility after 5 6 years the pash is over we should all know that and love deepens while outsider sexercises play on Yes some of us know but few have the French toleration understan

  5. says:

    An enjoyable biography of that greatest of all courtisanes Madame de Pompadour told in the extremely posh voice of Nancy Mitford Nancy Mitford is through her own aristocratic upbringing very apt in commenting on the ways of the Frenc

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    I've never posted an image before other than book covers so this is likely to be painful I don't know why I'm starting wit

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    Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour hold the center but are not always as interesting as the supporting players Voltaire appears in his fascinating duality flattering and satirical unctuous and petulant apt to bite the hands that feed him Mitford describes the “laudatory poem” he penned after the victory over the English at Fonte

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    UNPOPULAR OPINION THIS DID NOT DO IT FOR ME 🤷‍♀️ ✨ Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019✨ ✨✨Two books that share the same title✨✨When it comes to biographies of Madame the Pompadour this one is most often revered as the best of

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    Biographies are my kind of book I've probably said it before but if they're well written they're an instant 4 star read for me This one I rated 3 stars Looking back that's probably harsh but while I liked it I didn't really like it Sometimes Nancy's writing got a little confused jumping around in chronological order and made a lot

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    Madame de Pompadour excelled at an art which the majority of human beings thoroughly despise because it is unprofitable and ephemeral the art of livingDecadent 18th century French life told in the crisp tones of the 1950's An unusual and cute biography that I don't think you could get away with publishing today Nancy Mitford writes as if sh