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Author: Madame Tussaud Narrator: Jane Lapotaire Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780001944
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The name of Madame Tussaud is famous throughout the world, yet few people know the fascinating story of her life in Paris during the French revolution, where she met Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin, and Napoleon; became a close friend of the Royal family; and made the acquaintance of the radical Robespierre.

In her Memoirs and Reminiscences of France, Madame Tussaud recounts how she was forced to take wax impressions of the newly severed heads of her royal friends from Louis XVI to Marie Antoinette, and how, with her head shaved, she awaited her own execution with the beautiful Josephine Beauharnais, future Empress of France. Fortunate to survive, she traveled to England with her collection of macabre wax casts and established the Baker Street Bazaar, so creating the famous waxworks museum that has made her name immortal.

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About the Narrator

Jane Lapotaire’s career has encompassed major roles in the theatre, TV, and film, during which time she has twice won the Variety Club of Great Britain Award for Best Actress, as well as The Society of West End Theatre Award, the Plays and Players Award, and a New York Tony Award. With the Royal Shakespeare Company, she has played Gertrude opposite Kenneth Branagh in Hamlet and Mrs Alving in Ghosts. Her films include Anthony and Cleopatra, Surviving Picasso, and Shooting Fish. She is the honorary president of The Bristol Old Vic Theatre Club and has been president of The Friends of Shakespeare’s Globe since its relaunch in 1996.