"Unique. Hilariously funny, gruesome, macabre, and graphic, it is a worthy witness to great French modern literature."Words and Peace
Another real-life character tour de force from Jean Teulé featuring a famous female serial killer from the nineteenth century.
Little Hélène Jégado had always been different. Schooled in the ancient beliefs of the Breton people by her mother, the beautiful child grows up feeling detached from the nineteenth-century world around her and yet destined for a terrible vocation. Beginning with the demise of her mother . . .
'Unique historical fiction. Hilariously funny, gruesome, macabre, and graphic, it is a worthy witness to great French modern literature' - Words and Peace
'He puts words into the mouths of his characters so believably it makes them brim with life. His penchant for the grotesque and macabre is well known but he does what he does so well with a lightness of touch and a sense of humour.' - Bookgroup.info