Memoirs of a French Courtesan Vol. 1: Rebellion Available Now!

Happy publication day! 🎉 Memoirs of a French Courtesan Volume 1: Rebellion by Celeste Mogador, translated by Kristen Hall-Geisler, is available in paperback and as an ebook basically everywhere you buy books. If your favorite local bookstore doesn’t have it on the shelf, they can easily order it for you. But if you’re snowed in this week (like we are at Practical Fox HQ), there are lots of online options too.

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More than a dozen independent reviewers have rated Rebellion, and it’s earned an overall four out of five stars from them. Here’s a sample:

I felt a whirlwind of emotions reading this book. I started off angered and saddened by the treatment of Celeste and her mother. Midway through I was frustrated by her naivety and again angered by the treatment she received. And at the end I excited by her new found empowerment.

four out of five stars, anonymous reviewer

I found it fascinating to read the words of not only a ‘common’ woman, from a time when we typically only read from well-educated men, but also to read of circumstances that aren’t pretty. Life was dismal and tough for many back then. And rather than reading it out of a Dickens novel, we get the layman’s terms of a young woman’s life.

four out of five stars, Christy

The prose was beautiful in some parts, and definitely readable throughout—it was a tight, quick read for me. Some French phrases were preserved, which helped retain a feel of the original setting.

four out of five stars, anonymous reviewer

You can tell the author is very clever and a bit of a drama queen. I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read the next one.

five out of five stars, Janalyn Prude
Memoirs of a French Courtesan Volume 1: Rebellion by Celeste Mogador, translated by Kristen Hall-Geisler. Paperback book on a wooden shelf with a small bronze fox.

Volume 2: Coming in September 2024

Many of the reviewers said they were eager for volume two of this translation. It is already underway! Kristen Hall-Geisler is working on revisions to her text, so it is on target for release in September 2024. Volumes 3 and 4 are expected to follow in 2025.

Stay tuned for more! And thanks, as always, for your continued support for Practical Fox books.