A Teaser on Toinette

Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow (Marie Antoinette, #2)I have found it – the second novel in the series Juliet Grey has written on the life of Marie Antoinette. (If you missed my review on Becoming Marie Antoinette, you can find it here). I look forward to reading her experiences from the beginning of her reign with Louis XVI. Yesterday I read the following words which may suggest one of the reasons for her behaviour while she was Queen:

“I am terrified of being bored,” I admitted during my lever the following day to Papillon de la Ferté. “And so I intend to banish the tedium. It is time that France’s queen is seen in public and sets the tone.” (p39, Days of Splendour, Days of Sorrow by Juliet Grey).

What book are you reading today? Share a teaser with us.

(This post was inspired by MizB’s Teaser Tuesdays in which you share a two sentences from your current read.)


10 thoughts on “A Teaser on Toinette

    1. If you are interested in French history, it would I think. It helps one to understand the extravagances she made; and the decisions she took which contributed to her walk to the guillotine.


    1. You would enjoy them then as you already know a bit about her. The author has dome her work checking the facts. In writing these novels she has made Marie Antoinette more accessible to the modern reader.


  1. I just finished ‘Outliers’ by Malcolm Gladwell. It was recommended to me a few years ago by someone who knew me well and knew I would find it fascinating. They were correct!

    Here’s the teaser…

    Do you think that success comes to those who have an innate ability, primarily? Do you believe that success for some, is achieved against many odds? Do you believe in the legacy of your culture and that your success/failure is impacted and shaped by your culture? Do you believe you have some control over these factors, or do you believe you are so mired in them that they are unchangeable?

    Do you believe that luck, good fortune and opportunity play a role?


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