Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Book Review: Farewell Toinette by Bertita Harding
I stumbled upon this book by accident one day when searching for news articles about the queen, and it really is a quaint little book. The writing is that sort of old, charming storyteller narrative - neither particularly detailed or particularly bland but colorful - and it makes the book perfect for a rainy day or long car ride. The history of the book is rather dubious, especially once you get into mysterious gypsies and haunted spirits, but there's nothing that's terribly offensive or off-putting.
I recommend this book for English collections about Marie Antoinette and her time period, as well as for anyone looking for something a little different and less popular to read.