A historian is set to reveal the scandalous secrets of Marie Antoinette and her contemporaries in her new page-turner.
Almondbury author Catherine Curzon quit her job at the University of Huddersfield to pursue her writing dream.
One year on, Catherine is seeing Life in The Georgian Court hit the shelves.
The 39-year-old blogs on all things 18th century under the name Madame Gilflurt, which has earned her 13,000 followers on social media.
She said: “I’ve always been interested in this era.
“Some of my earliest memories are my grandad telling me stories.
“He’d tell us how Marie Antoinette was guillotined, which at that age I thought was fascinating.”
Catherine grew up in Nottinghamshire and moved to Huddersfield after marrying husband Rick, a teacher at North Huddersfield Trust School.
She has been blogging for three years and has another book out next year on 1700s British royalty, with plans to also publish historical fiction.
She added: “This book is about 18th century secrets across the different European monarchies.
“A lot of historical books can be quite dry and focused on politics, but this is more something you can dip in and out of for general interest.
“It tells you amusing and interesting facts you’d never learn from a history textbook.”
Catherine’s research has previously featured on BBC History Extra, while she will also be appearing at An Evening With Jane Austen at Brighton Pavilion in September.