Mitterrand seduces France again with letters to his lover
The late Socialist President Francois Mitterrand was known as the great seducer of French politics. Now, more than 20 years after he died, the seducer is at it once again.
France's publishing sensation of the year is this week's release of Mitterrand's Letters to Anne, a book containing more than 1,200 letters sent to his secret lover (and, from 1974, mother to his child) Anne Pingeot between 1962 and his death in 1996.
The letters show a side of the president that his sphinx-like public persona never betrayed. They are full of love, tenderness and devotion, and expressed in a French that... read more
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