Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de La Tour Du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era (Paperback)

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A] remarkable biography .Moorehead deftly wields periods detail to tell the story of a captivating woman who kept her sense of self amid the vicissitudes of politics. VogueFrom acclaimed biographer Caroline Moorhead comes Dancing to the Precipice, a sweeping chronicle of the remarkable life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin an astute, thoroughly engaging biography of a formidable woman (Boston Globe) who, over the span of some 80 years, was witness to, and often a participant in the major social upheavals of eighteenth-century French history.

About the Author


Caroline Moorehead is the New York Times bestselling author of Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and A Train in Winter, the first in the Resistance Trilogy. Village of Secrets, the second book in the trilogy, was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Moorehead lives in London and Italy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061684425
ISBN-10: 0061684422
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: July 27th, 2010
Pages: 480
Language: English