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Book 7: The Countess Angélique (1964) {otherwise known as Angélique in the New World}

When the caravan of immigrants and local woodsmen is traveling far inland up to the large lakes, we are discovering the beauty of the Canadian autumn in endless forests and mountains. Angélique is soon realizing the far side of a seemingly unspoiled countryside. While in Europe, there is a peace between the two arch enemies, England and France, the long hands of the Church and of the politicians are leading into Canada. This land is arising onto the religiously motivated and, in their result, bloody battles between New England, New France and the French Huguenots, who are a specific subculture among these nations. In addition, there are the first long Canadian winter, permanent hard frosts, frequent snowstorms and windstorms which wait for everybody. Angélique's family have to prepare the supplies of food, timbers, medicinal herbs and build the first dwelling for a wintering. It however would not be the Count de Peyrac if he didn’t stay exactly in Canada with a sure purpose and that is again mining. The optimistic tuning book offers many entertaining scenes.

Picture: Angélique et le Nouveau Monde France Loisirs 1978


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She plucked up the courage to move close to Joffrey, touched his sleeve and rested her cheek for a moment against his shoulder. She was frightened to show him much tenderness in front of his men. (…) “I am worn and I am hot.” Angelique said. “I would give my life to be able to take a dip in that cold water.”
“Thad shouldn’t be difficult.” Peyrac replied.
Angelique was absolutely delighted with the little cove, which was indeed as quite and sheltered as could be wished. She threw off her clothes behind a clump of trees and looked out jubilantly across the smooth surface off the lake all golden in the sunshine. As soon as she was undressed she stepped cautiously down the sloping shore. The water was indeed very cold and it took her breath away. But after a while she began to feel the full benefit of the icy water on her burning skin. She walked slide backwards into it with a sight of satisfaction. The water covered the sore skin on the nape of her neck. She shut her eyes. The sensation of cold reached to the very roots of her hair, and she felt herself come to life again. She kept afloat by moving her hands slowly. She could swim a little.

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