The day the tree of liberty fell: TOME 1 The young lady of Villetoureix
Author : Jean BERGER
This biographical novel written by Jean Berger is published today posthumously by his niece and daughter, Katia Arrami. He recounts the discovery of Périgord by Joséphine Morgant at the beginning of the Second Empire at the time of the election of Napoleon III to the presidency of the Republic and its economic and political impact in Périgord.
Beautiful descriptions of this endearing and lush region leave the reader charmed by these words with a "singing accent" that we guess alive through these lines written with accuracy, modesty and know-how in a clear and precise style.
The facts retrace a moment of life in this corner of the Perigord land dear to the heart of all, a social life disappeared but still alive in the minds. These delicately chosen words offer us, as in the past, the chance to breathe the good invigorating air of the villages that are just waiting to bloom in our memories.
To evoke La Demoiselle de Villetoureix is also to evoke at the same time the family of Beauroyre, the lords of this village in the middle of the nineteenth century and to revive the tradition anchored in memories not quite disappeared.
The facts, gestures and anecdotes lent to the members of this family are taken from confidences obtained by the author's ancestor, the communal and departmental archives as well as the parish registers.
- Jean Berger
- 15.5 x 22 cm
- Number of pages
- 216 pages