Catherine Broughton is a published author, blogger, poet and artist.
Catherine is English but was born in South Africa . Her father was a doctor of tropical disease and his work took the family all over the world. They spent many exciting years in various parts of Africa, the South Pacific, Switzerland and, later, Spain, Belize and France. This life of travel is reflected in her novels.
Isadora Duncan was an American (1877 – 1927) who lived and died in France.
She has her tragic place in history more due to her unusual philosophy and extrovert ways, in an era where conformity was more the norm and, unlike her counterparts such Coco Chanel, does not have a rags-to-riches story to tell, nor stunning invention or breakthrough in science. Read more
He met Fiona, a girl his own age with hippy-like flowing skirts and long loose hair, at one of these classes and thence began a love-affair that introduced Ashley to sexual intercourse for the first time. He found it a disappointing experience. Read more
This amazing old crone (there is no other way to say it) had a stall at the edge of the souk, opposite where we sat down for a coffee. It was impossible to judge how old she was, quite possibly not very old at all, for these people often live very tough lives and age quickly. Read more
Before I start on Diane de Poitiers I must answer your questions about Henri II and Catherine de Medici and their “genitalia” problems. We will never know for sure, but in those days – and till relatively recently – there were a lot of horrific misunderstandings. Read more