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A Dawn of Splendour

(1989)
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Spirited heroine Marie Fontaine, niece of a Parisian apothecary, keeps her head during the French Revolution while all about her are literally losing theirs. She watches in horror as Queen Marie-Antoinette—"the Widow Capet" as the citizens are now forced to call her—is carted in her tumbril amid the heartless jeers of the crowd down the rue Saint-Honoré to the guillotine in the Place de la Révolution. Sharing a prison cell with the future Empress Josephine, she survives to rejoice at the death of the hated Robespierre and to witness the triumph of the youthful Napoleon Bonaparte as he sees of the last of the bloodthirsty mobs with his famous "whiff of grapeshot". Napoleon is the love of her life, but how near will she come to possessing him? Dangers, double-crossings, imprisonments and executions succeed each other in the first installment of a thrilling trilogy by one of the finest historical novelists of our time.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

June 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dawn of Splendour (Windsor Selections S.)
Author(s): Catherine Gavin
ISBN: 0-86220-365-1 / 978-0-86220-365-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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July 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Dawn of Splendour
Author(s): Catherine Gavin
ISBN: 0-246-13333-3 / 978-0-246-13333-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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Paperback Editions

November 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Dawn of Splendour
Author(s): Catherine Gavin
ISBN: 0-595-13546-3 / 978-0-595-13546-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: iUniverse
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September 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dawn of Splendour (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Catherine Gavin
ISBN: 0-7451-3236-7 / 978-0-7451-3236-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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August 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Dawn of Splendour
Author(s): Catherine Gavin
ISBN: 0-586-20345-1 / 978-0-586-20345-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Dawn Of Splendour
Author(s): Catherine Gavin
ISBN: 0-261-66316-X / 978-0-261-66316-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton Books
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Audio Editions

April 1993 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Complete & Unabridged (A Dawn of Splendour)
Author(s): Catherine Gavin
ISBN: 0-7451-4133-1 / 978-0-7451-4133-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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