Madame Tussaud: a Novel of the French Revolution

Madame TussaudMichelle Moran
2011
FICTION M829m

What an incredible novel about Madame Tussaud, who was a wax-modeler during the French Revolution. Through her personal story, we see how it was for commoners, especially for strangers. Madame Tussaud’s real name is Marie Grosholtz and her family is from Switzerland.

I think the reason why this novel is so wonderful is that we see the world of wax, clay, calipers and the universe of modeling, and at the same time, we have the anarchy of the French Revolution with Robespierre, Camille Desmoulins and other revolutionnaries. Highly recommended.