A Place of Greater Safety
  • Pages: 880
  • ISBN: 9780008329730
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate

A Place of Greater Safety

Hilary Mantel

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Georges-Jacques Danton is zealous, energetic and debt-ridden. Maximilien Robespierre is small, diligent and terrified of violence. And Camille Desmoulins is a genius of rhetoric, yet also erratic and untrustworthy. As these key figures of the French Revolution taste the addictive delights of power, the darker side of the period’s political ideals is unleashed.

Reviewed by Rebecca Willis in Slightly Foxed Issue 51.



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