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Plaque of Comtesse de Ségur

    Comtesse de Ségur, born Sophie Rostopchine (b. Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1799 – d. 1874, Paris, France) was a Russian-born French writer known for her timeless contributions to children’s literature. Despite her aristocratic background, the Comtesse experienced the tumultuous events of the French Revolution and eventually settled in France. She began her writing career later in life, producing a series of charming and moralistic children’s books, including classics like « Les Malheurs de Sophie » (« Sophie’s Misfortunes ») and « Les Petites Filles Modèles » (« The Model Girls »). Her works, characterized by a didactic and moralizing tone, have endured due to their engaging storytelling and valuable life lessons.
    Comtesse de Ségur’s impact on children’s literature is substantial, and her books continue to be beloved by readers of all ages for their enduring charm and instructive narratives.

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