Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Countess of Segur "Sophie's Misfortunes"

Do you like books of the Countess of Segur? 
Countess of Segur, nee Sofiya Feodorovna Rostopchina, was a bestsellers’ writer of 19th century. Her books are still extremely popular in France and Belgium (especially among girls).

Countess of Segur tells stories on children’s education based on her own experiences and those of her children and grandchildren.

If you want to plunge in the atmosphere of French 19th century chateau life, so cozy and lost forever…
Life in French estates, wax dolls, bells ringing for diner and a slow current of time. I would not be against such a childhood. There is more fun in reading about simple amusements like fishing, promenades to a mill or planting flowers than watching modern blockbusters.

It is also interesting to observe how French aristocrats of 19th century educated their kids and make parallels with your modern and hectic life. Sure, a lot of things you will find outdated but there will be things you will definitely acquire.

Recommended: «Les Malheurs de Sophie», «Les Petites Filles Modeles», «Les Vacances».


  1. Hello from Romania! So far I have had the opportunity to read only one book by Countess of Segur, a collection of fairy tales the title of which sounds just like this in my language: Fairy Tales. The book was a delight and I remember it with great nostalgia even today.I have been searching for this wonderful sensitive writer on the Internet and I have been really happy to find out there are even more books by her. Now I'm going to look for<> and whatever books written by the same author I may find. Your presentation also contributited to this. Thank you very much for offering it to us!

    1. Thank you. If you read French and if you travel sometimes to France or Belgium, you may buy books of Countess of Segur at any brocante (flea market).