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Jean Diwo, The Lady of the Faubourg

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ROME – JEAN DIWO, THE LADIES OF FAUBOURG (21 letters, pp. 160, 20 euros)

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One of the oldest and most important suburbs of Paris, the history over the centuries of a family of cabinetmakers, and then a long series of important characters, including kings, nobles and intellectuals, from Louis XI to Louis XIV, but also Caterina De Medici, Colbert and Voltaire, high prelates such as Pope Urban VIII and the cardinal of Toureno, great artists such as Gianbologna, Vasari and Pinturicchio or cabinetmakers such as André-Charles Boulle and Jean-Francois Oeben, alongside bourgeois, military, entrepreneurs, revolutionaries. Comes on November 4th in bookstores with 21 letters “Le Dame del Faubourg”, the historical novel that launched Jean Diwo’s career, translated into Italian for the first time.
The first of a trilogy, published in France in 1984, the novel focuses on the saga of the Cottion-Thirion family, the cabinetmakers of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, the neighborhood where the writer was born and lived most of his life. From 1471 to the storming of the Bastille, the author outlines an exciting story with a lively style, in which fiction and reality merge and in which women capable of making courageous choices and determining the course of events are celebrated.

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