BOOK REVIEW · 11. November 2018
"The story is lush and atmospheric. Louise, the main character, is charming and adventurous." "Louise is a strong character and easy to love. Her story is captivating as she challenges the roles of women living during her time." "Yes, I enjoyed this immensely, a book to get lost in." "I absolutely loved Mistress Mine, it was an absolute gem of a story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading." "A fabulous 5 stars for a story that had me gripped from the start and for creating a character that I'm...
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE · 10. November 2018
Vast subject, but I’ll try to make it short! Let's start from the fact that you, reader or author, live, just like me, Gabrielle Dubois, in a society in which, theoretically, we can live, think and act freely. The question that I asked myself and that I ask you is: Do you really act as the free person that you are? ‘Of course, I do!’ will you answer me, sure of yourself, sure to think according to your goodwill, to your conscience ... and maybe you are, in this case, great, I’m happy...
BOOK REVIEW · 25. October 2018
In little touches so subtle that they could go unnoticed, Kate Chopin gives clues that will explain the story of the characters, especially that of her heroine, Ada: "Even as a child she had lived her own small life all within herself. At a very early period she had apprehended instinctively the dual life—that outward existence which conforms, the inward life which questions." What I've been for thirty-three years, is here summed up in two lines! Well, that doesn’t seem like much, but it's...
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE · 22. October 2018
Have you ever noticed what children say most often to their moms, to the adults around them? They say, "Hey, you, look at me! Hey, you, come see the house I drew, come see my toys, my painting, my beautiful cap, come see how I drive my bicycle!" Do you want me to tell you a secret? Authors are like children! They write a story and they say: "Hey, you, reader, listen to my story! It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry. My story will make you know my joys and my pains, it will make you know my...
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE · 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...

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