Have you recovered from the madness of the holidays? I’m glad they’re over. Now if only I could muster the motivation to take down the xmas tree…This morning, I finished reading Madame de Staël, by Francine du Plessix Gray. It was a wonderful little book about one of France’s most charismatic Revolutionary figures, Germaine de Staël. Napoleon tried to exile her. But she always managed to slip back into Paris where she found new ways to torment the emperor, usually by writing books and pamphlets that mocked him. She hosted one of the most exclusive salons around, where intellectuals and artists met to discuss politics and culture. Think Arianna Huffington, but with petticoats.
Now I want to read every book I can find about her! Hope you’re having a lovely day! I’m suddenly on deadline on a story..will be back shortly. Xmas tree will have to wait till tomorrow…xoxo