Melusina’s Legacy Poem

For this first post of Poetry Week, I have decided to share a poem I composed about the Faery Queen Melusina. Melusina’s Legacy by Maranda Wabik Melusina is betrayed Raymond had seen her Her secret was revealed She must leave But she still Stayed near her children Crying as a Banshee When one would perish…

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Anais Nin, Prolific Erotic Diarist

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to write a little bit about the infamous writer Anais Nin.   Anais Nin was a prolific writer who wrote diaries, novels, and erotica.   She was famous for her torrid love affairs and her incredibly descriptive diaries about them! Anais Nin is probably most remembered…

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90s Teen Movies and the Classics

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at a few 1990s teen films that were based on classic works of literature!    This was a unique time in the history of teen movies since some of the most fun ones took direct inspiration from the classics.   In particular, I will be…

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Brigitte Bardot, French Film Icon

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to write about the great French film star and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot!    Bardot’s career in film began in the 1950s when she was still a teenager, and it would continue into the 1970s.   She retired from film at age 39, as she believed…

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Colette, Rebel Author

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to discuss the French author Colette!   She is a favorite of mine, and I adore reading her novels in the original French.   Colette was a writer who began to gain notoriety in France after she got recognized for her work, which had previously been…

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Broceliande: Enchanted Forest of Morgen le Fay

For today’s post I have decided to discuss the enchanted forest Broceliande in France.    The forest is located in modern day Brittany.   The stories set in this forest include many of the medieval French Arthurian romances. The forest is still a place of interest today for medieval scholars and Arthurian lovers of all…

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Marie of France, Duchess of Champagne

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have chosen Marie of France, Countess of Champagne!    This will be a very brief post about this French princess who became a Countess.  Marie was the daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis VII of France.    She would be married off the the Duke of Champagne.…

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Queen of Fashion

For today’s post I wanted to do a book review of a biography of Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France! Marie Antoinette has been the subject of many biographies.    Some good, others not so well researched.   My favorite biography of the last queen of France is titled Queen of Fashion.    I…

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Prisoner Queens

Many queens throughout history have been held captive.    Obviously, the Tudor queens who had been executed were held prisoner first.    Anne Boleyn spent from May 2, 1536 to May 19, 1536 (when she was executed) in the tower.    Likewise, Katheryn Howard and Jane Grey spent time captive before they were executed.   …

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