Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Raucous Royals

Marie Antoinette never said her infamous line ‘Let them eat cake.’ Nor was Anne Boleyn's sixth finger the charm that transfixed King Henry for she didn't have one. Carlyn Beccia's new nonfiction picture book/graphic novel/tabloid magazine explores how some of the most juicy rumors got started in the first place.

Oh, by the way, let's meet the real hero that took Napoleon over the Alps, not the shining white horse in Jacques-Louis David's painting, but, only a half-horse - a donkey!

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