The Headswoman

By: Kenneth Grahame
Published By: Double9 Books
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As was customary at that hour, the Council of the little town of St. Radegonde met in the top chamber of the Hôtel de Ville. Despite the assembly's early sixteenth-century location, its participants had many characteristics in common with those of other gatherings in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and even nineteenth centuries. The girl who stood in front of the table, erect but at ease, facing the members in general and Mr. Mayor in particular, seemed to contain all the character in the room. After her brief encounter with her cousin, Jeanne had a relatively difficult night. She woke up feeling down and unrested. She enjoyed being around Enguerrand, and she particularly enjoyed his affection for her.
She had never imagined for a second that choosing a professional vocation would prevent her from receiving the proper amount of awe to which, as a female, she was rightfully entitled. In St. Radegonde, executions were still carried out, but once the fair Châtelaine stopped performing them, much of the previously present pure amusement vanished. After being appointed to the position, Enguerrand married Clairette because, in his words, she was a better mental and temperamental fit than the others. High-ranking officials' domestic trials, however, have a right to be treated with respect.

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Kenneth Grahame

Scottish-born Edinburgh native Kenneth Grahame was a British author who lived from 8 March 1859 to 6 July 1932. His most well-known works were The Reluctant Dragon and The Wind in the Willows (1908), both classics of children's literature. His mother died from scarlet fever when he was five years old, and his father was a sheriff's replacement. It is believed that the author was influenced by the setting of The Wind in the Willows. In 1879, Grahame received a job assignment at the Bank of England. He advanced through the ranks until taking a medical retirement as its Secretary in 1908. Three bullets were fired at Grahame, but none of them hit him. He was driven into retirement, reportedly for health reasons. In 1899, Grahame wed Elspeth Thomson, a woman who was Robert William Thomson's daughter. Alastair (also known as "Mouse"), the couple's only child, was born blind in one eye and had other medical issues. In 1920, Grahame's son took his own life on a railway line. When author Kenneth Grahame died in 1932, he left behind a legacy that would forever make childhood and literature more blessed. At Holywell Cemetery in Oxford, he was buried next to his son Alastair in the same cemetery as his wife Elspeth.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 23Pages
  • ISBN-10:9357480269
  • ISBN-13:9789357480260
  • Item Weight: 34.5g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 1.83mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics