Trapped in Versailles? Monsieur Montespan by Jean Teule

Trapped in Versailles? Monsieur Montespan by Jean Teule. Jean Teule’s factional novel Monsieur Montespan (2008) is set in Paris from 1663 to 1707. In January 1663 eight aristocratic men, in four pairs, are involved in simultaneous duels with swords ‘at the slightest provocation.’ One is killed, six are executed for his death, and one (the Marquis deContinue reading “Trapped in Versailles? Monsieur Montespan by Jean Teule”

The People in the Photo by Helene Gestern: book review

The People in the Photo by Helene Gestern: book review. The People in the Photo (Eux sur la photo 2011, English edition 2014) is an epistolary fictional novel set in England, France, and Switzerland, from March 2007 to April 2008. The entire narrative is seen through the correspondence (letters and email) between two people. TheContinue reading “The People in the Photo by Helene Gestern: book review”