Sophie is a duchess and is divorced from her husband. She divorced her husband in 1865 in the middle of the 19th century. She had had enough of her husband. He was a philanderer. Now she likes boys and girls in their twenties. After her divorce, with some good money from her ex-husband, James de Kerstrat, she sets sail to Monaco to forget him and for a new life.
In Monaco, Sophie buys a house and hires two servants, Thomas and Sylvie. She makes the acquaintance of John, the Count Delgado. They become close but John does not know that, behind his back, Sophie is having a dalliance with Sylvie. However, in the end, John and Sophie marry.
“At 9.45 a.m. on Saturday, John and Sophie talk about their plans to get married. Of course, it will be in the church not very far from Sophie’s cottage and, of course, she will invite her parents. However, John doesn’t have parents, siblings or other relatives. His parents are dead for a few years now. So it is just Sophie, her parents and, Sarah, her sister, and Thomas and Sylvie.
Sophie asks John, “Can we be married as soon as possible?”
“Yes, of course, my darling,” replies John. “Maybe next Saturday?”
“Yes, my darling,” says Sophie. “It’s a good idea, darling. So it will be Saturday, 30 July. Yes, at 11am in the church.”
“Yes, okay!” says John.
At 11.30am Sophie thinks to present John to her parents and her sister. So Sophie and John decide to go and see her parents. It’s not too far away. They get ready, a good jacket for Sophie and a hat each, and then they leave. Both like to walk in the town of Monte Carlo, because it’s not very big. After forty-five minutes of walking, Sophie sees her parents’ house. It is the white house with the blue door and the blue shutters, with the name Hensley written on the door.
Sophie knocks on the door. After a few minutes, a man opens the door. Pierre, her father, says, “Hello, my daughter, you are welcome.”
About the Author
Denis Devaux was born in Nantes in France and now lives in England. He trained as a cook. He has no diploma or academic qualifications and taught himself English.
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When do Monsters Come?
Witty, Empowering Book Keeps Kids (Happily) Compliant
Written from the masterful imagination of Roochi Sahi, ‘When Do Monsters Come?’ takes young readers into the lives of siblings Bella and Ethan, whose resistance to everyday occurrences summons a series of quirky monsters. But Mum has a secret to make them go away, shared with readers through rhyming, thought-provoking stories. This is a relatable book unlike anything else on the market, and one that will keep kids good, willingly!
United Kingdom – Dentist Roochi Sahi owes all her success, achievement and zest to her parents; two noble mavericks who have had unwavering support for her every day.
It’s no wonder they supported her latest venture, a breakthrough children’s book – and it’s no surprise Sahi used a mother’s powerful word as a main theme in the story!
‘When Do Monsters Come?’ uses humour and rhyme to keep kids willingly compliant for the everyday tasks that can so often be arduous. The secret? A few monsters, perhaps!
‘When Do Monsters Come?’ Learning resources pack: https://www.drbyroochi.com/collections/inspired-books-for-children-parents/products/learning-resources-pack
Spokesperson video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqX6eKNzAFU
About the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvD0JNcEOe4
Dance routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCCC8_AvF0M&t=4s
Sing-a-long song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCCC8_AvF0M&t=4s
About the Author
I was born in America, in the state of Philadelphia. When I was three years old, my family moved to Africa- and Kenya was where I spent most of my childhood. Engulfed in a world of beautiful climate, wildlife, beaches and exceptional nature, I organically grew poetic in my mind. My environment nurtured my development and both my parents being Dentists, I was inspired by them to study Dentistry. Jumping from a life surrounded by nature, I moved to the bustling city of London; to establish my education, and this put my imagination into context with my new London reality.
A fully qualified Dentist, I went on to gain post-graduate qualifications in Aesthetic Medicine. Alongside this academic but scientific upbringing, I was always fascinated with Holistic Health. After completing a study of Hypnotherapy and gaining qualifications in Complementary Medicine, I changed a great deal for myself. As a result, I became the founder of an empowering mindfulness system, called ‘Dr. By Roochi’, where ‘Discover Radiance’ uses a method of subconscious programming in adults to create powerful and positive beliefs.
I am an example of how I used the right nutrition for my body, combined with healing past mental blockages to “Discover Radiance” in my own life. I reversed my Thyroid condition, cured my PCOS, found the love of my life and managed to have beautiful children even when medicine claimed infertility. Not to mention I dropped about 35 kilograms in weight, and feel more body confident than ever.
My books for children work with a similar methodology- and what better way to help children form such pathways for thought; so that they can begin to achieve, create, learn and understand their own capabilities as early as possible.
My books aim to encourage the practice of mindfulness for children as young as 2 years old and help them cope with both imaginative interpretation and emotion as they evolve.
My mother has believed in my ability as a Children’s book author since as long as I can remember. Always forging on with the waves of life I always had an excuse to why it was never the right time. Until the tide went out, and now, here I am, writing books that have truly come from my heart.
My books, like the countless amazing ventures in my life, reflect the utmost gratitude to my supportive and loving family. Thank you for everything Dad, Mum and my best friend- my husband.
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Wear your coat!
Don’t be rude!
Cut your nails!
Wash your hair!
Clean your hands!
Mum can now stop screaming.