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Princesse de Montpensier Melanie Thierry

The Princess de Montpensier, by Madame de Lafayette (and now Bertrand Tavernier)

Madame de Lafayette’s most famous work is -righty- the Princess de Clèves, mais she also wrote memoirs and short stories. One of them, the Princess de Montpensier, is available online in English as well as the beautiful, original 17th century French version. Montpensier does not show the same mastery as Clèves, written 16 years years […]

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Kerfol, and other Edith Wharton ghost stories

I discovered these thanks to the discussions we had at two of my Yahoo lists, Eighteenth Century Worlds and Women Writers Through The Ages. I began with Mr. Jones and was fascinated by it. The multiple layers, the historical depth (the backstory takes place in the late 18th and early 19th centuries), the sense of […]

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For the King: giveaway at the Francophilia Gazette

Five copies, no less! Check out this wonderful site, which invites you to frenchify your life (always a good idea, needless to say.) For the giveaway rules, see here

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AE Instant History Expert French Revolution

A giveaway: win the entire A&E Instant History Expert series

A&E Home Entertainment has just released a new line of six titles – HISTORY INSTANT EXPERT, offering “on-the-spot knowledge to students and lifelong learners on a wide variety of topics. Each DVD has bonus features – quizzes, study guides, activities and more.” Here is more information on each title, provided by A&E: FRENCH REVOLUTION: The […]

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For the King: the audio book

I received my copies of the audio book, and couldn’t resist listening to the voice of Steven Crossley reading my novel. I will not lie to you: it is a strange feeling to hear my own words read back to me! And what about Roch and his father speaking in British-accented tones? But within minutes […]

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CSI: Ile de la Cité, mysteries, thrillers, torture and 1800 forensics

There is no denying that I got lost in Jane Austen’s world during and after the week-end, but this does not mean that I have forgotten For the King. First I would like to call your attention to the review penned by Gerald Everett Jones at Boychik Lit. Every author loves good reviews, and I […]

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Vintage coaches, silver fork novels and 18th century spectacles: the 2010 Jane Austen Society Annual General Meeting

“O that he had sprained his ancle in the first dance!” exclaims an exasperated Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Well, the intended recipient, Mr. Bingley, escaped that curse in Jane Austen’s novel. Instead it fell upon me, two centuries later. Not even at any dance, mind you, but stupidly, while getting up from a […]

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Discover the Paris of For the King

Alex at Historical Tapestry has a wonderful post on the Paris of For the King. She remarks, and how right she is, that the city is one of the main characters of the novel. So she illustrated various passages with paintings and engravings of the old Paris, and photographs of the modern one. It is […]

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For the King now in stores!

Here at Barnes & Noble, Devon, PA, courtesy of fellow writer Susan Holloway Scott. A picture is worth a thousand words… Thanks, Susan! I also wanted to post my blog tour schedule here, but my internet connection absolutely refuses to cooperate today (no thanks for the atrocious service, Neuf Telecom!) so that will be for […]

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Millefeuilles and other addictions: Catherine Delors tells all

It is the mark of a skilled interviewer to go beyond the writer’s sunny façade and elicit soul-wrenching confessions. This is exactly what fellow novelist Julianne Douglas does with this interview at Writing the Renaissance. Now you will know (almost) everything about me… And, speaking of millefeuilles, here’s a video that teaches you how to […]

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