Friday, April 24, 2009

THE WHORE NINE YARDS


Together with some things too fabulous to mention, I bought these two books on characters in supporting roles during the French Revolution. Or thereabouts.

These historical chronicles are being released at the time when TV comedy is heavily into the genre started by Entourage where the supporting cast is better than the show's 'star.' I also highly recommend the UK comedy Gavin and Stacey. The farthest from Entourage in subject matter but equally funny.

The whore nine yards and fashion arbiter, Pauline Bonaparte was Napoleon's sister and there is speculation that she slept with her famous bro'. She is also the model for the famous Canova nude sculpture.




Lucie de la Tour du Pin was a diarist who witnessed the two most important and turbulent times in French history. She kept notes and opinions both at the time of Marie Antoinette and Napoleon. I have yet to find out exactly what she was doing at court because her diaries have been referenced by all books I have read on the French Revolution.
After the fall of the monarchy, she fled to America (Albany, New York to be precise) where she ran a farm and sold butter.









1 comment:

Twilight Zone said...

i'll try to find this books, thanx madam kits