15. October 2018
"Two years ago, my husband, my son, my daughter and I were on vacation. It must be said that none of us four have the same tastes, so it’s not easy to spend the holidays together! But yet, we still like to be together. So we were visiting a foreign city when, one afternoon, we asked ourselves: will we visit this or that? My husband and my son wanted to visit this, my daughter and I wanted to visit that ... and I said, without thinking: "Okay, let's follow the boys!" And my daughter said, and...
BOOK REVIEW · 06. October 2018
Mary Wollstonecraft
A Vindication of the Rights of Women, by Mary Wollstonecraft « … the Rights of Woman must be respected, … I loudly demands JUSTICE for one half of the human race. » Mary Wollstonecraft While I read a book, I always have take some notes about beautiful words, interesting thoughts… I underline, not on the book pages, I hate this ! But on my red spiral notepad next to me, the quotes to remember or to use for my review. This time, I should have noticed nearly everything because each...
BOOK REVIEW · 23. September 2018
George Sand par Musset
A very nice love story in the countryside. Or A very nice love story of the countryside. Through this story of Marianne, a free girl, ignorant but full of finesse, and intelligent, George Sand shows us her countryside as she sees it, as she likes it. There are clever and witty points of view by Marianne about knowledge, art, painting, and peasants. Who can pretend to be the one who can see the beauty of nature? Read the book and you'll know it, because... how could you live without knowing the...
09. September 2018
Delphine Gay de Girardin
Delphine Gay, spouse de Girardin, was a woman as there are very few: at a time when there were probably still muses, some of them certainly have visited her in her cradle! Delphine was a poet and also a novelist; she excelled in writing plays with chiseled dialogues and unexpected plots; she was a journalist with biting wit and humour; she held a literary salon where the greatest feathers of her time were not prayed to come to talk ― her bright wit, her amusing and accurate rejoinders, her...
02. September 2018
Historical Novels must keep the Spirit of History©, by Gabrielle Dubois Whatever one may say, I like Louise Saint-Quentin, the story that freed me. I have a job that is enough for my needs, so no goal of survival forced me to write this story. If Louise Saint-Quentin is valuable to me, it is because at no time did I think that there could be any consequences for this work, be it publication or rejection of publishers, success or failure; since never during the writing, the historical...
25. August 2018
Sarah Bernhardt
These memoirs could have been entitled: "It is worth entering life seriously, but cheerfully." But Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (1844-1923), who liked this maxim by Mr. Auber, her director at the Conservatoire, decided otherwise ... because that is precisely what characterized her: to decide otherwise, to follow her own path; not to go against others, not to run over others, but only to live life to the full and in her own way. Maybe because her fragile health made her think that her life...
BOOK REVIEW · 14. August 2018
I read The Sorrows of Young Werther because it has to be read. The first pages bothered me by the condescending tone of the author towards people of “lower condition” than him. But I persevered and ... I did well! I understand that this book has passed the centuries. It is the story of an unhappy love lived by a young man rich enough to have nothing else to do but to sigh after the woman of his dreams, the perfect woman, who would exist, thus! Don’t look for humour in this book, what...
05. August 2018
Manuscript Flaubert, Sentimental Education
Oh, I who adore Flaubert! how is it that I haven’t liked The Sentimental Education? We wish so much we loved everything that comes from the ones we love, do we? The Sentimental Education is the journey of a young man — Frederic, the man of all weaknesses — and other men, who dreams of great love and life, but who deliberately spoils himself in sordid loves. Indeed, the woman he loves is married and their love is impossible. Without living like a monk, the young man, whom Flaubert...
03. August 2018
Gabrielle Dubois author, historical fiction novel. Where are you roaming
Whatever one may say, I like Louise Saint-Quentin, the story that freed me. I have a job that is enough for my needs, so no goal of survival forced me to write this story. If Louise Saint-Quentin is valuable to me, it is because at no time did I think that there could be any consequences for this work, be it publication or rejection of publishers, success or failure; since never during the writing, the historical researches or bibliographical readings, did I think that I would let read what...
BOOK REVIEW · 04. July 2018
Jamaica’s motto is: "Out of Many One People" … and indeed, what a particular island we discover through this novel: an island inhabited by Blacks, Whites, slaves from Africa, Spanish first settlers, English who seized the island afterwards, French people, Chinese and Indian laborers, as many as different colors and cultures, this could be a paradise but Men being what they are, it’s most often a hell. In this fiction, Antoinette Cosway, a creole girl, tells her childhood at Coulibri...

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