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The Queen's Embroiderer

A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis

by Joan Dejean

Hardcover, 400 pages, Bloomsbury Publishing, List Price: $30 |

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The Queen's Embroiderer
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A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis
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Joan Dejean

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In a star-crossed, real-life love story set in 18th-century France that also serves as a cautionary tale of greed and the dangerous dream of windfall profits, Louise Magoulet and Louis Chevrot fall in love despite their fathers' rage and abuse and are determined to conquer all of the obstacles standing in the way of them being together.