Thursday, June 4, 2009

Le Jeudi de Joséphine: Yeyette et la Martinique...

Josephine -Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie was born in Martinique. Josephine is often mistaken as being first and foremost French, when she was in fact a Creole.

It was in this beautiful country where her family owned a sugar plantation, that Josephine acquired her smooth and sensuous ways. Yeyette, as she was often called, claimed that her innate calmness and composure, with a blend of the wild, was naturally due to her island upbringing (but also included some quite passionate outbreaks). La Martinique; a place where beauty and serenity were a way of life...

This is also the place where the prophecy that she 'would one day be Queen' was revealed to her.

Here is a picture of Josephine’s house, where she grew up in Martinique. It’s now a museum.


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7 comments:

Arleigh said...

I knew this but only because I read Sandra Gulland's books :)

Matterhorn said...

Hi Lucy:) Lovely post, the house is so pretty.

Funny, I just did a post on another Josephine...

Scully Love Promo said...

Wow, it's hard to believe that her house is still standing! It's really quaint and lovely. I was thinking of you today Lucy because I bought The Secret Life of Josephine by Carolly Erickson at Indigo Books & Music! It will be my first Josephine read and I'm looking forward to it. Sadly, I have many books I'm committed to review first but I'll get to it as soon as I can! Thanks for lighting the fire!

sallymandy said...

Oh, I can't see the house photo! That happens sometimes. Wah.

Ingrid Mida said...

What a pretty little house....It whispers peace and calm.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I can't see the house but I think it is in the bio that I have.

Hello my dear -
I am glad that I was able to get through. I seem to have the most difficulty with your site and Tristan's because of the layering. Hopefully when I get this continuing problem fixed that will not be the case as I don't want to miss one post! Thank you for your sweet friendship, Lucy.

Catherine xx

Dar said...

Great post and what a beautiful house. It looks like such a serene place. I'd love to see it.