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A few of the reviews
"Her (Alexandra Lapierre's) biography is a miracle. To the power and the intelligence of her insights, she adds a ration of passion, intervenes herself to fill in the gaps in her tale of to analyze its uncertainties, all in a superb prose"
Christian Gonzalez, Figaro Madame
"Alexandra Lapierre, while respecting scrupulously the facts as they are known, has brought to life one of the most astonishing woman of her century, a fore-runner of a new age."
"In a remarkable biography, Alexandra Lapierre has brought to life this nineteenth century woman who live out her passions to their end. 'What a woman!' one is tempted to cry out in reading this biography Alexandra Lapierre has dedicated to Fanny Stevenson."
"The character of Fanny which brings to mind both Pygmalion and a classic romantic heroine, will impassion the reader. An adventure story, a gripping biography, offering us both pain and passion, knowing, when necessary, to distance itself from its central character, this extraordinary book is streaked with brilliance. A monument built to a unique woman, a woman out of her time."
Gilles Pudlowki, Le Point
"An impassioned biography tracing the romantic destiny of a woman who, beloved as we all dream of one day being beloved, lived (her life) under the spell of that passion... a hymn to life and it's sentiments."
"Right up to the last page, the life of Fanny as told with passion and precision by Alexandra Lapierre, is that of the liberated woman. A woman without whom Stevenson would never have been able to accomplish his life's work, but who aided him without ever abandoning her own personnality."
Annick le Floch'Hmoan, Elle
"A legendary woman, really, stirred by desires and ambitions, driven by one pre-conceived idea to live. In any place, at any moment, to live all her passions and all her missions, such was Fanny Stevenson, courage in abundance, despairing at times of her ardent yet heedless flights of fancy. Such is the woman Alexandra Lapierre, with passion, discovers for us."
Laurence Vidal, Le Figaro Littéraire
"Alexandra Lapierre, casting her nets across this extraordinary life, has given us a magnificent tale. It is the portrait of woman ahead of her time, the first modern woman, a woman who wanted to have everything art, power, love..."
Jacques de Deck, – Le Soir, Brussels
"She (Alexandra Lapierre) has also undertaken the work of a real detective to illuminate the shadowed areas (in the life of Fanny Stevenson); she visited the places Fanny lived, walked in the gardens she shared with Stevenson."
Pascale Frey, Tribune de Genève
Some of the U.S and U.K. Reviews