The Most Charming, Most “Natural” French Poet You’ve Never Heard Of

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Her name was Marceline Desbordes-Valmore. Born just before French Revolution, she lived at a time of great upheaval and hardship. However, like the best poets, she was able to spin her suffering into beauty, into poetry that still strikes the heart today. I discovered her while reading a little pocket book, sensibly titled French Poetry, several … Read more…

My First Shelfie on a 4-Book Diet

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Sometimes it’s possible to read too much. Not horizontally — that is, too often, or too widely — but vertically. By which I mean reading too many books at once. If you’re as excitable and easily distracted as I am, you know the pain. You start off reading one, maybe two books — a fiction and … Read more…

Character Spotlight: Axel Pavlekel

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In the last Character Spotlight, we had a look at The Whitemaiden‘s protagonist and main POV, Catirna Elkela. Today you’ll meet the secondary POV — the young, cursed sage Axel Pavlekel. This would be the sage mentioned in the story blurb: When a young sage turns up in the woods, tortured and cursed, a fallen faith healer … Read more…