The Last Garden
With photography by Francois Halard and text by garden expert Christian Duvernois, Marie-Antoinette and the Last Garden at Versailles looks like a must-add to the 2008 holiday gift list. The book is reported to be a refreshing departure from usual coverage of the queen, focusing on her private realm and passion for horticulture. Scheduled release is October, just in time for giving. Here's a sneak peek.
Photography copyright Francois Halard, Marie-Antoinette and the Last Garden by Christian Duvernois, Rizzoli New York, 2008.