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The Fleurville Trilogy
Between 1857 and 1869, the Russian-born Comtesse de Segur published 20 novels – all of them bestsellers. Her repertoire included fairy tales, cautionary tales and later adventure stories about perfect little girls and brave little boys who gambolled in the grounds of the chateaux in whose refined confines they lived.
My friend Lou gave me these gorgeous-looking books for Olive recently – how inspiring to hear Australian Stephanie Smee discovered they were out of copyright, and thought to bring them to a whole new generation of readers by translating into English.