To be released in Spring 2022!

After the two-book Louise series, the six-book ELFIE series is now being translated into English. For this novel that addresses more feminist themes, Marybeth Timmermann, a longtime translator of Simone de Beauvoir, has been chosen. There is no doubt that Elfie will soon gain a wide audience in both the UK and the USA!

 

This is Marybeth Timmermann, American translator of Simone de Beauvoir, currently translating Gabrielle Dubois' 6-volume ELFIE series into English.

Marybeth reads a beautiful excerpt chosen by her.

 

http://www.timmermanntranslations.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_de_Beauvoir

 

Marybeth Timmermann
ELFIE series Season 1 by Gabrielle Dubois

Elfie Season 1

 

 

It’s Paris, and the year is 1865. Two strangers from completely different worlds cross paths. Angus King is making a way for himself in the bohemian world of artists; Elfie Montesquiou is only fifteen and has just run away from her conventional middle-class family. What is this man’s true nature and what is his terrible secret? What sordid event caused this young woman to flee her home? As they struggle to live their lives to the fullest in a world where Angus is forbidden to love Lord Wanton and where Elfie is forced to marry for money, they decide to strike a mysterious deal, turning Elfie into an alibi and allowing them both to continue their quests for love and freedom, for better or for worse. This fascinating novel with engaging characters, and meticulously researched for historical accuracy, speaks of freedom for men, for homosexuals, and above all for women. And as a special treat, ink drawings accompany each chapter, in the style of historical 19th century novels. 

 

ELFIE series Season 2 by Gabrielle Dubois

Elfie Season 2

 

 

London, 1865. Two strangers from completely different worlds cross paths. Angus King is making a way for himself in the bohemian world of artists; Elfie Montesquiou is only fifteen and has just run away from her conventional middle-class family. What is this man’s true nature and what is his terrible secret? What sordid event caused this young woman to flee her home? As they struggle to live their lives to the fullest in a world where Angus is forbidden to love Lord Wanton and where Elfie is forced to marry for money, they decide to strike a mysterious deal that allows them both to continue their quests for love and freedom, for better or for worse. At the end of Season 1, Angus and Elfie were fleeing Paris— Angus threatened by an ex-lover and Elfie by her would-be father-in-law. Their freedom is more precarious than ever, especially for Elfie after Angus reveals his terrible secret and she personally endures the repercussions. Come along on this passionate journey filled with engaging characters and meticulously researched for historically accuracy— an adventure that speaks of freedom for men, for homosexuals, and above all for women. And as a special treat, ink drawings accompany each chapter, in the style of historical 19th century novels.

 

ELFIE series Season  3 by Gabrielle Dubois

Elfie Season 3

 

 

It’s 1866 and spending the summer in Italy feels like a dream come true for Elfie. But sometimes, when dreams turn into nightmares, it’s better if they had never come true. This third season is chock full of unexpected twists and turns. Elfie and Angus meet a group of cheerful young traveling journeymen and thoroughly enjoy their time in Naples; Angus realizes that when Elfie gains her freedom, he will lose his own; Elfie learns to sing Italian songs that soon become part of her repertoire. She takes Rossini’s joie de vivre to heart, but ultimately gets burned for embracing life’s experiences a little too enthusiastically. Fans of Elfie will once again be swept along on her exciting adventure, full of well-researched historical details, humor, tragedy, hope, and above all the will to find happiness in life no matter what. 

 


ELFIE series Season 4 by Gabrielle Dubois

Elfie Season 4

 

 

In the previous Season 3, Elfie got hurt. With a heavy heart still seething with rage, she follows Angus to America where new adventures await them. This new world, so far from their age-old Europe, turns out to be charming and exhilarating. Surrounded by so much hard-working, youthful energy and hope, it’s easy to believe that anything is possible in this young nation on the cusp of a new era following their recent Civil War. But the freedom newly granted to the former slaves is still far from liberating a people, far from accepting a man such as Angus, and even farther from liberating women, whether they are Black or white. Elfie experiences this painful reality first hand. In this fourth season of ELFIE, we see, through the eyes of Elfie, how French people saw Americans in the 19th century, thanks to the meticulous, behind-the-scenes research of author Gabrielle Dubois. It’s humorous, serious, interesting, and always fascinating, with illustrations for each chapter that immerse us into the book as if we were watching a movie! 

ELFIE series Season 5 by Gabrielle Dubois

Elfie Season 5

 

 

As she leaves the United States, Elfie brings with her the most precious, yet most demanding souvenir in the world. Will this little slip of a woman, who is only 18 year old, have the willpower to rise to the challenge? Is it even possible? Will Angus once again save her? Will Oscar Delany, Mrs. King, Lord Wanton, Marina d’Orléac, and Ashlynn become her friends or her enemies? In this fifth Season, everyone must choose sides, even newcomers César de Beaumont and Sister Fiona. In the midst of all this, the freedom Elfie has sought for so long seems further away than ever. Intrigue abounds, passions flare, years pass, the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 looms, the scene is set, and everything is in place for the final showdown! The storytelling is straightforward, the dialogue is lively and captivating, and the scenes flow seamlessly. Angus wants to live every moment of his life to its fullest, so once again Elfie follows him from the United States to Ireland, from Ireland to London, from London to Paris, begging the question: is there anything that can stop this lion…?

 

ELFIE series Season 6 by Gabrielle Dubois

Elfie Season 6

 

 

The hounds have been released… and are on the scent of Elfie in Ireland. Oscar Delany is after little Angus and Elfie is desperate. Mariana d’Orléac, afraid that Elfie might disrupt the brilliant future she has planned for her daughter, threatens her and gives François-Xavier the go-ahead to take action, with no concern for the means he might employ… and they will be deadly! Gentle Ashlynn can no longer help Elfie now that she had joined her Irish friends in the fight for a free Ireland. In the middle of all this agonizing indecision, how do Lord Wanton and César de Beaumont feel? Will they remember to honor their friendship with the great Angus King? Crucial moments always have a way of revealing who your real friends are, who your enemies are, who acts courageously, and who is cowardly. But is courage a strong enough weapon against such powerful enemies…? You’ll find all the answers and more in this final Season 6 of Elfie!