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La Pique du jour (Fortune de France #6)
by Robert Merle
Ce n est pas tout que d avoir pris le pouvoir: si Henri IV veut - relever la fortune de France -, il doit d abord affermir son trone et pacifier le royaume. Amant d une grande dame de la Cour, Pierre de Siorac se voit confier des missions tantot guerrieres, tantot diplomatiques, souvent secretes: convoi de fonds ou enquete sur les menees des jesuites a Rome, il prend part ...more
Paperback, 636 pages
Published February 1st 1995 by Le Livre de Poche
(first published 1985)
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Great as all other Robert Merle's books of this series. Amazingly detailed descriptions of daily life and chores of people, relationships, morals, customs, intricacies of politics, high and low. The only thing, as my French prof said about 'Les rois maudits': "Too much sex. I suppose it was the case at that epoch, but I got really bored of it." Same here. Maybe more interesting the reader is a man, but for a woman such ease in love affairs and the use of women is disheartening. But let you ...more
Born in Tebessa located in ,what was then, the French colony of Algeria. Robert Merle and his family moved to France in 1918. Merle wrote in many styles and won the Prix Goncourt for his novel Week-end à Zuydcoote. He has also written a 13 book series of historical novels, Fortune de France. Recreating 16th and 17th century France through the eyes of a fictitious Protestant doctor turned spy, he ...moreMore about Robert Merle...
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