The Queen's Embroiderer : A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis Hardback
by Joan Dejean
A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers and the First Stock Market Crisis.
Paris, 1719. The Bourbon monarchy had made France the most powerful nation in Europe; Parisians were wealthier than ever before.
This is the backdrop against which two upwardly mobile families - the Chevrots and the Magoulets - rose to prominence, only to plummet in the earliest stock market boom and bust cycle.
One family made its name in the burgeoning financial industry, - the other, as master embroiderers for Queen Marie-Therese and King Louis XIV at Versailles.
This is both a star-crossed love story and a cautionary tale of the lengths to which men can be driven by the dream of profit.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 400 pages, Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
- Publication Date: 09/08/2018
- Category: Fashion & textiles: design
- ISBN: 9781632864741
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