“The Sun King” – Nancy Mitford

This is my new lunch walkabout book.  It’s about Louis XIV and his court. The author has a breezy style that reads well, and the characters come and go, each with an anecdote or two to remember him by.

For example, at the moment a woman, and a married one at that, was annoyed enough by her inability to attract Louis’ eye and become his mistress, finally makes a deal with the Devil to charm him, which apparently worked! She’s now his favorite…

This isn’t the kind of thing that pops up in the usual scholarly book.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s