Recently translated by Stephanie Smee, this much loved French classic can now be enjoyed by Australian readers. A Room at Guardian Angel Inn, opens with two young, lost boys sleeping under a tree next to the side of the road, deep in the French countryside. A soldier returning from the Crimean War finds them and brings them to an inn run by two generous sisters. Happy to have found a home with a loving family, the boys begin a series of adventures.
Sophie, Countess of Ségur was a French writer of Russian birth. She is best known today for her novel Les Malheurs de Sophie (Sophie’s Misfortunes). The Comtesse de Ségur wrote her first novel at the age of 58.