Literary Encyclopedia: Lucie Delarue-Mardrus

Born to a wealthy Catholic family in Honfleur, Normandy, Lucie Delarue-Mardrus was a prolific poet and novelist who became a leading light in Paris society during the années folles (the ‘Crazy Years’ of the 1920s). Although she thought of herself primarily as a poet, she produced over seventy full-length novels during her career and these romantic sagas were distinctive for their evocative descriptions of the landscape and people of her native Normandy

Literary Encyclopedia: Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux is one of the most popular saints of the modern Catholic Church, holding a number of prestigious titles and being the focus of a wildly successful popular cult. A Carmelite nun at fifteen years old, she died only nine years later, producing in the intervening years plays, poems, prayers, a large correspondence and, most importantly, an autobiography