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Célestine: Voices from a French Village

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Hardback - 1995 - Sinclair-Stevenson

One summer evening in central France, Gillian Tindall went on an errand into a deserted house. There she discovered a cache of letters in various hands, all written to the same woman. In piecing together the life of this extraordinary person, the author rediscovered a vanished village world and a remarkable period in French history. Celestine Chaumette, an innkeeper's daughter, lived from 1844 until 1933. Many changes occurred during her lifetime, but her story has more to do with the persistence of the past than the loss of it, and Gillian Tindall makes use of a number of sources, from archive material to works of literature, to recreate her life and the life of her village.

This book is in very good condition, the book also comes with a newspaper cutting containing the Observer's review of the book from the 23rd of April 1995.

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Author(s):
Gillian Tindall
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9781856195348
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781856195348
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
286
Publisher:
Sinclair-Stevenson

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Hardback - 1995 - Sinclair-Stevenson

One summer evening in central France, Gillian Tindall went on an errand into a deserted house. There she discovered a cache of letters in various hands, all written to the same woman. In piecing together the life of this extraordinary person, the author rediscovered a vanished village world and a remarkable period in French history. Celestine Chaumette, an innkeeper's daughter, lived from 1844 until 1933. Many changes occurred during her lifetime, but her story has more to do with the persistence of the past than the loss of it, and Gillian Tindall makes use of a number of sources, from archive material to works of literature, to recreate her life and the life of her village.

This book is in very good condition, the book also comes with a newspaper cutting containing the Observer's review of the book from the 23rd of April 1995.

Author(s):
Gillian Tindall
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9781856195348
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781856195348
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
286
Publisher:
Sinclair-Stevenson

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