THE HOUSE I LOVED

París, Francia: 1860. Cientos de casas están siendo demolidas, vecindarios enteros reducidos a cenizas. Por orden del Emperador Napoleón III, el Barón Haussmann ha comenzado una serie de transformaciones a gran escala que cambiarán para siempre a París, transformándola en una ciudad moderna. Los cambios borrarán generaciones de historia, pero en medio de estos tumultuosos cambios, una mujer hará frente revelándose ante los cambios que no acepta.

La Heroína de esta novela epistolar, Rose Bazelet está determinada a luchar contra la destrucción de la casa de su familia hasta el final. Escondida en el sótano de su hogar en la Rue Childebert, protagonista de una protesta silenciosa e ignorando los estruendosos sonidos de cambio producidos por las demoliciones que avanzan hacia su calle, esta mujer se refugia en el pasado escribiendo cartas a su amado esposo, Armand. Pero al sumergirse en el ritual de recordar tiempos mejores, Rose es forzada a enfrentar un secreto que ha mantenido enterrado en lo más profundo de su corazón por más de 30 años.

“La Casa que Amé”, como todo buen libro, te atrapa en sus páginas y te sumerge en el conflicto entre la París de antaño y su modernización. No querrás dejar de leer el libro hasta descubrir el secreto de Madame Bazelet.

Esta maravillosa historia, escrita por Tatiana de Rosnay ha sido traducida al Castellano con el título “La Casa que Amé” y al francés como “Rose”

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Paris, France: 1860. Hundreds of houses are being destroyed, entire neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann has begun a series of large-scale transformations that will change old Paris into a modern city. Renovations will erase generations of history, but in the midst of all this turmoil, a woman will rise above these abrupt changes that she doesn´t approve.

The heroine of this epistolary novel, Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family house until the end. Hidden in the basement of the house she loves, in the Rue Childebert, starring in a silent protest and ignoring the loud sounds produced by the demolitions that are rapidly moving towards her street, this woman takes refuge in the past by writing letters to her beloved husband, Armand. But immersed in the ritual of remembering better times, Rose is forced to confront a secret that has remained buried in the depths of her heart for over 30 years.

The House I Loved, like every good book, immerses you in his pages and captures you in the conflict between yesteryear´s Paris and its modernization. You will not want to stop reading the book until you discover Madame Bazelet´s secret.

Here I share with you an extract from the book’s first chapter:

“My Beloved,

I can hear them coming up our street. It is a strange, ominous rumble. Thuds and blows. The floor aquiver under my feet. There are shouts too. Men’s voices, loud and excited. The whinny of horses, the stamp of hooves. It sounds like a battle, like in that hot and dreadful July when our daughter was born, or that bloody time when the barricades went up all over the city. It smells like a battle. Stifling clouds of dust. Acrid smoke. Dirt and rubble. I know the Hôtel Belfort has been destroyed, Gilbert told me. I cannot bear to think about it. I will not”…

This wonderful story, written by Tatiana de Rosnay has been translated to French with the title “Rose”

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