A Life and a Time
Hardback 272pp Illustrated
9780750927659   Product Code: 58979
The wax modelling skills of Madame Marie Tussaud (1761-1850) made her a popular sensation in 19th century Britain: but who was the woman behind the name? Teresa Ransom's absorbing biography tells the story of the brave and imaginative young artisan, who, despite working for the French royal family, managed to survive the revolution by making likenesses of its victims' severed heads, and who fled a disastrous marriage to finally make her reputation and fortune by exhibiting her work in London.