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Our Lady of the Potatoes

By (author) Duncan Sprott
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber, London, United Kingdom
Published: 21st Aug 1995
Dimensions: h 220mm
ISBN-10: 0571174582
ISBN-13: 9780571174584
Barcode No: 9780571174584

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Marie-Louise Murphy, 11th daughter of an Irish immigrant to France, rises from the dirt and depravity of the slums of 18th-century Paris to become mistress of Louis XV. After a few years of royal cossetting, she is married off to an unattractive Baron, has a close escape from death during the revolution, and ends her life as a comfortable French bourgeoise. Duncan Sprott's humorous account of the rollicking Murphy family as they cling to the skirts of their rising star, and of the splendours and squalors of Marie-Louise's career as a successful adventuress, makes an entertaining historical fairy tale. (Kirkus UK)