The captivating and quite unique historical novel, based on the incredible true story of Charles, Chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont
Paris, 1755. On the eve of a major European war, Charles – master swordsman, spy and Europe’s principal cross-dresser – is sent on a clandestine mission to Russia by the Court of King Louis. The French are not welcome at the Tsarina’s court. Or at least their men aren’t…
Can his disguise fool the Tsarina, and will she be seduced by his beauty? With his nation in dire need of military support, can Charles achieve a most unlikely diplomatic coup?
The Chevalier is an extraordinary tale of adventure, deception and daring, and at the same time a fascinating exploration of identity, nobility and valour. Rich in period detail but also packed with wit and character, it is the first in a series of forthcoming Chevalier novels.
M.C. Hobbs is a professional writer with almost 30 books to his name, though The Chevalier is his debut novel. A keen supporter of creative writing groups, and a prolific organiser of pop-up literary events, he has recently become Joint Writer-in-Residence at Preston Community Library, Wembley. He lives in West London with his wife and three children.