By Will Bashor
Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for exceptional Scholarship, Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, The Queen, and the Revolution charts the increase of Leonard Autie from humble origins as a rustic barber within the south of France to the inventor of the Pouf and most popular hairdresser to Queen Marie-Antoinette. By unearthing a number of resources from the 18th and nineteenth centuries, together with memoirs (including Léonard’s own), courtroom records, and archived periodicals the writer, French background professor and professional Will Bashor, tells Autie’s normally unknown tale. Bashor chronicles Leonard’s tale, the function he performed within the lifetime of his most famed purchaser, and the chaotic and history-making global during which he rose to prominence. in addition to his proximity to the queen, Leonard additionally had a such a lot attention-grabbing existence choked with intercourse (he was once the one guy in a feminine ruled court), seduction, intrigue, espionage, robbery, exile, treason, and probably, execution.
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Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution by Will Bashor