Today’s book beginning is from “Becoming Marie Antoinette” by Juliet Grey. It is the first book in a trilogy about Marie Antoinette. “Becoming Marie Antoinette” is telling us how young Maria Antonia grew up in Vienna and what transformation she had to undergo in order to become the wife of the dauphin of France.
If you would like to know more, there is a video with an interview with Juliet Grey (pseudonym for Leslie Carroll) on the website of WCAX.
This is the beginning of “Becoming Marie Antoinette”…
Schönbrunn, May 1766
My mother liked to boast that numerous daughters were “sacrifices in politics”. I never dared to admit to Maman, who was Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, that the phrase terrified me more than she could know.
What is YOUR book beginning today?