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Antoinette's Sister

by Diana Giovinazzo

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Antoinette's Sister by Diana Giovinazzo
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    Jan 2022, 400 pages

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    Nov 29, 2022, 400 pages

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The story you've heard from a brand-new perspective, Antoinette's Sister follows Maria Carolina, ruler of Naples and heartbroken sister of history's most tragic queen.

"You don't just lose a sibling; you lose a shared sense of history."

Such are the thoughts of Maria Carolina of Austria, Queen of Naples and Sicily, as she reflects on the death of her beloved younger sister, Marie Antoinette, in Diana Giovinazzo's Antoinette's Sister. Even though she has achieved vast successes by introducing science, culture and refinement to her husband's Spanish-Italian court, Maria Carolina — known as Charlotte to her family and friends — has failed in her goal to rescue Antoinette from the guillotine.

Even though many people who pick up this book will know the ending of Marie Antoinette's life, fewer will know the details of Charlotte's. This intelligent queen was part of one of Europe's most powerful families; her mother, Maria Theresa, was the only female ruler of the Holy Roman Empire. Charlotte certainly follows in her mother's footsteps as ...

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