Dancing to the Precipice (Hardcover)
The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era
Harper, 9780061684418, 496pp.
Publication Date: June 30, 2009
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“[A] remarkable biography….Moorehead deftly wields periods detail…to tell the story of a captivating woman who kept her sense of self amid the vicissitudes of politics.”
From acclaimed biographer Caroline Moorhead comes Dancing to the Precipice, a sweeping chronicle of the remarkable life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin—“an astute, thoroughly engaging biography of a formidable woman” (Boston Globe) who, over the span of some 80 years, was witness to, and often a participant in the major social upheavals of eighteenth-century French history.
About the Author
Caroline Moorehead is the New York Times bestselling author of A Bold and Dangerous Family, Village of Secrets, and A Train in Winter, which, with A House in the Mountains, form the Resistance Quartet. Human Cargo, her book about the international refugee crisis, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. An acclaimed biographer, Moorehead has also written for the New York Review of Books, the Guardian, the Times, and the Independent. She lives in London and Italy.