THE MARQUESS’ SAGA/La Saga des Marquises
A feminine and feminist saga filled with historical figures, from Paris’s Montmartre in the 1870s to New York and New Orleans, beginning with the invention of the saxophone and ending with Cabaret shows!
Lille, the North of France, 1862. Eleanor is ten years old and has a remarkable musical ear. But when her father discovers that his daughter has been playing music in secret, he is furious… This is not suitable for a young girl! To make his daughter forget about her ambitions to become a musician, he sends her to Paris, a huge, scary city, where her aunt and uncle run a launderette. But the brave young girl soon manages to find a job Mr. Adolphe Sax’ instrument manufacturing workshop, the brilliant inventor of the saxophone. And so begins a life full of friendship and impossible love, between Montmartre and Pigalle, where painters, artists and other Parisians meet during the French Commune, the 1871 Revolution, with its barricades, women fighting alongside men, and the first Universal exhibitions. Eleanor grows into an outstanding musician, and meets an Afro-American trumpet player who sweeps her off her feet. Her quest for love takes her across the Atlantic, all the way to New Orleans and New York City…
“Rhythm, History… and Love!” Lire
“Erudite and enthralling.” La Revue des livres pour enfants
- From 13 up
- softcover ● 14,5 x 22 cm ● 288 pages
- EAN : 9782330102753 ● 16 € ● 2018