Celestine: Voices from a French Village

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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 ...

Celestine: Voices from a French Village 1997, Owl Books (NY)

ISBN-13: 9780805051773

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Celestine: Voices from a French Village 1996, Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805045468

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Celestine: Voices from a French Village 1995, Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781856195348

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