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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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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. I didn't deserve tears. I deserved the pain in my chest, the constant hollow feeling of loss. Mr. Younger, Josh Paul and I crowded into the front of the two-seater wagon. Long planks of lumber attached to the wheels turned the wagon into a sleigh. Feller resembled a strange animal from a foreign country.

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.

I clung to Papa's back, using his broad shoulders for a shield against the cold wind. Papa barely stopped to let me slide off Rebel's back at Bulews' store. " His voice was gruff. " I called after him, but he rode off without an answer. I stood by a drift of snow in front of the store and watched him gallop away. There were other stores in TuliaGeneral Mercantile and a new one owned by Mr. Cantrell, but Mama had always done business with Bulews'. They let us buy on credit when Grandma's money was late arriving.

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