Complot à Versailles
'COMPLOT A VERSAILLES'
by Annie JAY
I'll talk about my favourite book, « Complot à Versailles » by Annie Jay. This book is my favourite because it mixes the History of France and a detective novel, in brief, it's all that I like ! I think that it is one of the best books that I have ever read !
This book appeared for the first time in 1993 in the editions « Hachette Jeunesse ». Since then, two other volumes have appeared, « La Dame aux élixirs » and « L'Aiguille empoisonnée ».
This story tells the life of two girls in 1676. One of them, the granddaughter of the old knight of Saint-Béryl who was rejected the previous years by Queen Anne of Austria, is called Pauline ; the other one is called Cécile and remembers nothing about her past. When Pauline is invited in Versailles to become a bridesmaid of Queen Marie-Thérèse of Austria and when Cécile, who criticizes non-stop the noble persons, accompanies her to be her chambermaid, they do not suspect that they are going to have to thwart a horrible plot...
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