Viviane Janouin-Benanti

A Very Pious Marquis

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The Marquis de Nayve Affair

He was an honorable Marquis, equipped with all the best qualities. So good, so pious… In the town of Bourges, only good things were ever said about him. And the praise he received, the Marquis loved that.

At a time when illegitimate children had no place in the high society of French château life, secrets and lies protected reputations. Château de Sidiailles and Château de Presle were no exceptions—what really went on behind those walls? And what did the very pious Marquis do about it?

His story leaves us wondering: does the perfect crime exist?

Once again, Viviane Janouin-Benanti draws us into an extraordinary true story in this exciting novel that may leave the reader with the bitter taste of profound injustice