Jump to navigation Jump to search Anne Golon in May She was most known for a series of novels about a heroine called Angelique. She wrote using different pen-names, helped to create France Magazine , and was awarded a literary prize for The Patrol of the Saint Innocents. The book was an overnight success. When originally published in France, the books were credited to Serge and Anne Golon, Anne being the author and husband Serge having done much of the historical research. The two names were merged into Sergeanne Golon by the British publishers when the books were translated.

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Start your review of Angelique Angelique: Original version, 1 Write a review Shelves: , vintage-lit , hfth-century I know. Just look at the cover, right? Please allow me to explain. I recognized all the names except that one. The cover art made me want to run away, screaming, but the summary made it sound like very interesting historical fiction.

I read some reviews I know. I read some reviews on various sites, and was shocked. She inspired vacations and relocations to France. And more than one person loudly announced, "Ignore the cover art! It continues through her marriage to Comte de Peyrac de Morens, the birth of her two children, the death of her husband, and her struggle to survive as a single mother. I really wonder what could have happened to this book if it had had a different marketing plan.

Everything about how it is presented is just so wrong. Readers expecting a bodice ripper with a bit of history would be very disappointed. This is an intricate multi-layered story and very well written. I think it even almost qualifies as a literary novel. The writing is well done, the characters are well developed, the storytelling is compelling, and the historical detail is superb.


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It was built in about and was originally named after a provost of Paris, Philippe Hamelin, forming an important part of the city wall constructed by Philippe-Auguste, then King of France. Details are still being clarified, but the way now seems clear for Anne to re-publish the books and publish previously unpublished works - and be assured of income from sales. That two such remarkable people should be attracted to each other is not surprising, but the fact that they found each other is. The paths of the attractive Frenchwoman and the charming man who was born in Persia would finally cross in Africa, but both had already tasted adventure long before they met. Anne was born in December in the southern France port of Toulon, where her father, a captain in the French navy, was posted. She was christened Simone Changeux, but the world would come to know her as Anne — actually the last and most famous of several pen names she has used during her career. Sadly, the French military was less than enthusiastic about his book and was unwilling to pay for the job of coloring the black-and-white maps.


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