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The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire but who was this woman who became one of the most famous sculptresses of all time In these pages, her tumultuous and amazing story comes to life as only Michelle Moran can tell it The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin Smart and ambitious, Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpThe world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire but who was this woman who became one of the most famous sculptresses of all time In these pages, her tumultuous and amazing story comes to life as only Michelle Moran can tell it The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin Smart and ambitious, Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting by working alongside her uncle in their celebrated wax museum, the Salon de Cire From her popular model of the American ambassador, Thomas Jefferson, to her tableau of the royal family at dinner, Marie s museum provides Parisians with the very latest news on fashion, gossip, and even politics Her customers hail from every walk of life, yet her greatest dream is to attract the attention of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI their stamp of approval on her work could catapult her and her museum to the fame and riches she desires After months of anticipation, Marie learns that the royal family is willing to come and see their likenesses When they finally arrive, the king s sister is so impressed that she requests Marie s presence at Versailles as a royal tutor in wax sculpting It is a request Marie knows she cannot refuse even if it means time awayfrom her beloved Salon and her increasingly dear friend, Henri Charles As Marie gets to know her pupil, Princesse elisabeth, she also becomes acquainted with the king and queen, who introduce her to the glamorous life at court From lavish parties with delicacies than she s ever seen to rooms filled with candles lit only once before being discarded, Marie steps into a world entirely different from her home on the Boulevard du Temple, where people are selling their teeth in order to put food on the table Meanwhile, many resent the vast separation between rich and poor In salons and cafes across Paris, people like Camille Desmoulins, Jean Paul Marat, and Maximilien Robespierre are lashing out against the monarchy Soon, there s whispered talk of revolution Will Marie be able to hold on to both the love of her life and her friendship with the royal family as France approaches civil war And important, will she be able to fulfill the demands of powerful revolutionaries who ask that she make the death masks of beheaded aristocrats, some of whom she knows Spanning five years, from the budding revolution to the Reign of Terror, Madame Tussaud brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax modeling saved her life and preserved the faces of a vanished kingdom From the Hardcover edition.
Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Michelle Moran is the international bestselling author of six historical novels, including Madame Tussaud, which was optioned for a mini series in 2011 Her books have been translated into than twenty languages.A native of southern California, Michelle attended Pomona College, then earned a Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate University During her six years as a public high school teacher, she used her summers to travel around the world, and it was her experiences as a volunteer on archaeological digs that inspired her to write historical fiction In 2012 Michelle was married in India, inspiring her seventh book, Rebel Queen, which is set in the East Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, and archaeology She is also fascinated by archaeogenetics, particularly since her children s heritages are so mixed But above all these things, Michelle is passionate about reading, and can often be found with her nose in a good book A frequent traveler, she currently resides with her husband, son, and daughter in the US.
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