Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era

Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era

by Caroline Moorehead

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Overview

“[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.”
Vogue

 

From 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061684425
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/27/2010
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 823,671
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Caroline Moorehead is the New York Times bestselling author of A Bold and Dangerous Family, Village of Secrets, and A Train in Winter, which, with A House in the Mountains, form the Resistance Quartet. Human Cargo, her book about the international refugee crisis, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. An acclaimed biographer, Moorehead has also written for the New York Review of Books, the Guardian, the Times, and the Independent. She lives in London and Italy.

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