A runaway success in the lead up to the French revolution, this mischievous blend of fact and fiction is sometimes called an off-colour Cinderella tale. This witty and wicked read follows Madame la Comtesse du Barri as she sleeps her way from a brothel to Versailles. The author provides a glimpse into life in the royal court, richly embroidered with imagined excesses. Shocking stuff. French text.