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Good info about Cliquot- too much about France's politics
on November 9, 2014
This book is about the life of the Clicquot widow who created a champagne empire after her husband passed away. There are too many distractions away from the main theme, by having detailed background of the political goings on in France, its rivalry with England, and the political maneuverings taking place. In my opinion, the book could have been cut in half by not including so much political information, and just telling the story of the widow and how she came to be, for some time, the number one champagne producer and exporter in France. Ancillary information about France's politics just drags the book, and often put me to sleep.