Plaidy, Jean The Queen of Diamonds

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The Queen of Diamonds

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Set in 18th Century Paris, The Queen of Diamonds is the sensational story of the Diamond Necklace scandal, a historical mystery said to have brought down the French monarchy.

The world shook at the eruption of the French Revolution, a revolution, some say, precipitated by a single factor: the theft of the Diamond Necklace, apparently commissioned for Marie Antoinette, which helped to bring both her and King Louis XVI to the guillotine. But behind it was woven a complex and daring conspiracy, involving a Prince of the Royal House of France, the charming and duplicitous countess Jeanne de Valois, and the infamous Comte de Cagliostro – all pawns in a secret, devious plot for wealth and supremacy in France.

Full of romance and intrigue, The Queen of Diamonds brings alive the explosive atmosphere of revolutionary France.

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‘Jean Plaidy, by the skilful blending of superb storytelling and meticulous attention to authenticity of detail and depth of characterisation, has become one of the country’s most widely read novelists.’
Sunday Times

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A STORY OF GREED, DUPLICITY, ROMANCE AND INTRIGUE, AND A MYSTERY SAID TO HAVE BROUGHT DOWN THE FRENCH MONARCHY…

The world shook at the eruption of the French Revolution, a revolution, some say, precipitated by a single factor: the theft of the Diamond Necklace which, it seemed, had been commissioned for Marie Antoinette and helped to bring both her and King Louis XVI to the guillotine.

But behind the scandal was a complex and daring conspiracy involving a Prince of the Royal House of France, the charming and deceitful countess Jeanne de Valois, and the infamous Comte de Cagliostro – all pawns in a secret, devious plot for wealth and supremacy in Europe.

"Superb storytelling…meticulous attention to authenticity of detail and depth of characterisation…one of the country's most widely read novelists"
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