Tag Archives: historical fiction

Pierre et Marie Curie

Marya could not get out of the habit of talking to Pierre. Their conversation had spanned more than eleven years, after all – eleven years of sharing everything, their work and their passions so entwined with their domestic life that they could hardly be disentangled. In their bed at night,… Read more »


  I. Every body persists in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed. – Isaac Newton “I still don’t understand how it is that these ‘physical sciences’ you study are so important.”… Read more »

Champs-Élysées – Clemençeau

    “So the rations have improved, then?” The young corporal shrugged. The new Prime Minister’s daily visits to the Front were frequently reported in the press, and the poilu, the common soldiers, were secretly rather proud of this – it gave them a certain feeling of superiority over the Tommies,… Read more »

Victor Hugo

July, 1847 “I’m saying that it doesn’t matter what a man has stolen.  The fact of the matter is that in choosing to steal, he is deciding that his desires are more important than another man’s rights.  And this makes him dangerous.” “But my dear Inspector, surely that is taking… Read more »

Alexandre Dumas

“But it’s the title of the book!” Violetta coughed, then winced. “Then you will need to change the title. Trust me, darling. The camellias have to go.” Alexandre’s voice was very nearly petulant. “But Violetta, it’s a lovely metaphor. And a beautiful one, don’t you think? Flowers to represent her… Read more »