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The Queen's Necklace by Antal Szerb
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Jun 25, 2019 | ISBN 9781782274476

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“A sparkling slice of 18th century life.” – Paul Bailey, Independent

“An 18th-century scam involving Marie Antoinette, an ambitious jeweller, a charlatan doctor and a countess on the make is the subject of this engaging book. Antal Szerb was a Hungarian novelist who wrote what he called this ‘real history’ in 1942 and died in a labour camp in 1945. Knowing his fate lends poignancy to his witty, learned and illuminating portrayal of the ancien regime on the brink of the Revolution.” – Katie Owen, Telegraph‘s Pick of the Paperbacks

The Queen’s Necklace is a wonderful book; both thoughtful and blasting, and another revelation of Szerb’s light-footed erudition.” – Ali Smith

‘Szerb belongs with the master novelists of the 20th century.” – Paul Bailey, Daily Telegraph

“May Szerb’s entry into our literary pantheon be definitive.” – Alberto Manguel, Financial Times

“Szerb is a master novelist whose powers transcend time and language.” – Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

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