The Queen's Lover, by Francine Du Plessix Gray, Penguin, 2012.
I bought this book because I found a brand new copy for a dollar. It was marked "bestseller", and it looked intriguing.
Did this book amuse me? Um, yeah, sort of. Until the TMI line was crossed. Ew. And most the time I wanted to slap Axel's dandified face.
Did I learn anything from this book? Um, no. To me, the French Revolution is one of the most confusing chapters in history. I have read many books on the topic -- both fiction and non-fiction -- to try to understand what was going on at that time in history. This book only muddied the issue.