Fanny Bullock Workman, a woman at the top

Every week with RetroNews, the BNF press website, back on a sports story as told by the press of the time. The anecdote sums up … Read more

Georgette Leblanc meets Emma Bovary

Georgette Leblanc (1869-1941), singer and actress who met with great success, did not want to be satisfied with being “the sister of”, “the companion of”, … Read more

Claire de Duras, novelist of otherness

In the 1820s, Claire de Duras was an essential social figure: her salon was brilliantly attended and her literary opinion played an important role in … Read more

Hélène Dutrieu: on two wheels or in the air, still a pioneer

Every Saturday with RetroNews, the BNF press site, a look back at a sport history as told by the press of the time. From cycling … Read more

Sarah Bernhardt, a chair story

Let’s go on an adventure aboard a balloon with Sarah Bernhardt. On the title page of this book, a chair suspended from a rope in … Read more

Madame de Genlis, a driving force for “female authors”

One could not have hoped for better than such a title the Woman author for this series on the too often overlooked works of women … Read more