Jan 05, 2010

by English Muse

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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


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9 Responses to “Happily Home…”

  1. Solanah says:

    Sounds like an interesting read, I'll have to find that book 🙂

  2. Margot says:

    That sounds very interesting indeed! Good luck and have fun reading!

  3. Shaista says:

    Women with gumption are always a fascinating read! I look forward to discovering her words…
    Happy New Year to you, do hope this year brings you much joy and cheer x

  4. The Drifter and the Gypsy says:

    hmm…the book sounds really interesting! i'll have to check it out 🙂

  5. Brian Miller says:

    intriguing story…and being home…ahh…nothing like it.

  6. Stevi says:

    Oohhh I'm most definitely going to find time to read that book. It sounds delightful.

  7. My Dog-Eared Pages says:

    Welcome home and cheers to winding things up! It's happening slowly for all… oxo

  8. {Tara} says:

    I've been seeing de Stael's name here and there lately…maybe it's a sign I should read this, too! Sounds intriguing…

  9. Zone8 Knitter says:

    is it in English or French?

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