Pemberley’s Renaissance

Translated from french

Everybody knows Pride and prejudice, by Jane Austen. Her characters have become timeless…

This novel is the direct continuation of the original story. We find back Elizabeth and Darcy while they prepare their wedding, and we follow them in London then at Pemberley during the first year of their marriage.

Elizabeth, as the new Mrs. Darcy, must embrace her new role as mistress of Pemberley and be accepted in the neighborhood society. Things won’t be easy for her as she has a lot to learn, and she is constantly scrutinized by people convinced that she will fail and be an embarrassment to her new prestigious family.

The english translation has been done by british translator and editors to conform as much as possible to the style and era of Jane Austen.

Les filles de joie

In french only

  • Vol. 1 : Le Magnolia
  • Vol. 2 : L’heure bleue
  • Vol. 3 : La grimace du tigre

This trilogy tells the story of Victoire, a young french-canadian girl in the 1890’s. Getting pregnant at only 17 and out of wedlock, she’s expelled by her family and must find her way alone in the big city, Montreal.

After a while, having accumulated a lot of debts, she’s recruited to work in a brothel. She thinks that she will make a lot of money in a short time, pay her debts and get out of here as soon as possible to get back to her life. But the brothels, at that time, where called maisons closes (“closed houses”) for a reason…

La cantatrice

In french only

  • Vol. 1 : La jeunesse d’Emma Albani
  • Vol. 2 : Le triomphe d’Emma Albani

This is the story of Emma Albani (born Emma Lajeunesse), a real French Canadian opera singer who was famous at the end of the 19th century.

Her father, a music teacher, recognized her natural talent at a very young age. Altough not rich, he managed to sent her in Italy, then in France, to study with the best masters.

Soon, Emma signed a contract with the Covent Garden of London (the actual Royal Opera House). She stayed in this theater for more than 20 years, married the son of the manager, traveled around the world to sing on numerous stages, and became the favourite singer of the Queen Victoria as well as one of the biggest opera stars of her time.

Her stage name “Albani” was suggested to her by one of her italian teachers. As Emma also lived in Albany (New York) for several years when she was a teenager, she thought it was a fantastic idea to take that name as a tribute to the people of Albany who were always very supportive to her.