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The Women of Chateau Lafayette

The Women of Chateau Lafayette ePub PDF free download – From my perch in the ballroom’s window seat, I watch the party latecomers arrive in gleaming coupes, cabriolets, and roadsters, chauffeurs honking to get ahead of the jam. Under the violet haze of the setting sun, a crush of bejeweled women is already storming the entryway and spilling up the spiral staircase in a cloud of Chanel No. 5—all of them hoping to see historical relics of the French general who was born here.

I’ve lived between these storied walls since infancy, having been rescued from the streets of Paris by the American charity that runs the castle. With other children who lost one or both parents during the Great War, I came of age here—a little French orphan speaking English, playing baseball, chewing gum, and watching Hollywood silent movies. I was lucky enough to get a first-rate education—not to mention hard-won lessons about how to fight bullies on the playground—but I’ve never been farther away from the castle than the twohour drive to Clermont-Ferrand, where I took my exam for my teacher’s certificate.

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