By Maryse Rouy
Dans son best roman, Maryse Rouy revisite pour nous les couloirs du temps et nous fait découvrir l. a. vie de cour au XIIe siècle. Très documenté, son récit nous entraîne à l. a. suite d’Azalaïs, une jeune suivante à los angeles cour de Philippa, épouse du comte de Poitou et duc d’Aquitaine. Voilà donc un roman historique savammant dosé où l’époque médiévale nous est contée avec rigueur et dans un sort enlevant et où histoires, aventures et intrigues amoureuses se marient admirablement.
Autour de deux personnages qui ont profondément marqué leur époque, Guillaume IX d’Aquitaine, le preferable troubadour, et Robert d’Arbrissel, le fondateur de Fontevraud, l’auteure a recréé, dans ses moindres détails, et pour notre plus grand plaisir, l. a. vie de cour du XIIe siècle. Sur fond de poésie courtoise, dans un cadre historique savamment reconstitué, elle a campé une héroïne imaginaire qui nous introduit dans un monde de femmes : celui de los angeles noblesse médiévale. À l’histoire d’Azalaïs, s’ajoutent celles de Philippa, de Mahaut, de Bieris… autant de façons de chercher le bonheur et une reconnaissance sociale dans un monde largement dominé par les valeurs masculines.
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Mr. Walsh moved the fur covers he had in his sleigh to the side and placed the mail bag over in the middle to make room for her. Josh Paul, Miss Gibson and I looked at one another. We couldn't say good-bye like we usually did. We had shared Page 25 laughter, hunger, fear and death. It hurt to leave each other. Miss Gibson pulled us into her arms and said, "I couldn't have survived without you two. " "Thank you," I whispered, my eyes burning but dry. What I needed was to spill out my emotions in torrents of tears, but I couldn't give myself the pleasure.
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