Madame Tussaud: A Life In Wax by Kate BerridgeMadame Tussaud: A Life In Wax by Kate Berridge

Madame Tussaud: A Life In Wax

byKate Berridge

Paperback | August 14, 2007

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Millions have visited the museums that bear her name, yet few know much about Madame Tussaud. A celebrated artist, she had both a ringside seat at and a cameo role in the French Revolution. A victim and survivor of one of the most tumultuous times in history, this intelligent, pragmatic businesswoman has also had an indelible impact on contemporary culture, planting the seed of our obsession with celebrity.

In Madame Tussaud, Kate Berridge tells this fascinating woman's complete story for the first time, drawing upon a wealth of sources, including Tussaud's memoirs and historical archives. It is a grand-scale success story, revealing how with sheer graft and grit a woman born in 1761 to an eighteen-year-old cook overcame extraordinary reversals of fortune to build the first and most enduring worldwide brand identified simply by reference to its founder's name: Madame Tussaud's.

Title:Madame Tussaud: A Life In WaxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:August 14, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060528486

ISBN - 13:9780060528485


Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Grave a Tattoo Although I enjoyed this book I felt it was confusing when the author wrote of the past constantly in ubetween.
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“Brilliantly odd and sympathetically clever.”