She was born Francoise d'Aubigne in the squalor of a Poitou prison. After her marriage to the crippled and impoversihed poet Scarron and early widowhood, she was appointed governess to the bastard Children of Louis XIV. This is a novel based on some four thousand letters that have survived from the pen of this extraordinary woman
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Book Description The Harvill Press, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2228602