The Fall of the Blade: A Young Aristocrat's Diary is a book written by Sue Reid. It was the twenty-first book to feature a girl protagonist in My Story. The book was published in June 2010 and was followed by Pamela Oldfield's Factory Girl.

Isabelle is the daughter of a former marquess living during the upheaval of the French Revolution.


"For Alison and Rob

Book description

"It's 1792. Isabelle, daughter of an aristocrat, lives in a chateau just outside Paris. But France is in the grip of the Revolution, and as terror takes hold of the city, Isabelle's family decide that they must flee to the countryside. But will they be safe there? Will they escape the guillotine's falling blade...?"



Main article: List of The Fall of the Blade characters


Main article: Sue Reid

Sue Reid is an author of children's and young adult novels. Reid is best known for her historical fiction novels, such as By My Side and Langdown Manor. She has authored six books for the My Story series, including Mill Girl, War Nurse, Pompeii, Give Us the Vote!, and Lady Jane Grey.


"My thanks go to Colin Jones, David Andress, Jo Daykin and Charles Palliser. I am particularly grateful to Graeme Fife for all his help and advice with this book."


See also

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The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies


Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | No Way Back
Wartime Princess | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run | Codename Céline | Noor Inayat Khan

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote! | Dodger!

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