LES MANANTS DU ROI: ""The Peasants of the Crown by Jean De La Varende

LES MANANTS DU ROI: ""The Peasants of the Crown

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Eleven short pieces by the Chouan chronicler, brief dramas played out in the years from 1793 to 1950, again dealing with that unique Norman clan, priests, nobles and peasants, and their dual allegiance to King and God. More truth than fiction, these episodes deal with the violent, loyal fighters making their last stand for a Bourbon restoration, defeated in the end. La Varende has again portrayed the nobility and strength of these few fighting a lost cause through the years. Vivid, dramatic, often moving.

Publisher: Flon