A collection of articles published during 2011 in the online biographical magazine, Egopendium. Ten women of today assessed, not always sympathetically, by great figures from the past who had similar talents or achievements.
Articles are: Belle de Jour by Samuel Pepys; Carla Bruni-Sarkozy by Joséphine de Beauharnais; Cheryl Cole by Helen of Troy; Josephine Bernadette Devlin McAliskey by Grace O'Malley (Grainne Ni Mhaille); Kate Middleton by Wallis Simpson; Gillian McKeith by Hippocrates; Sarah Palin by Lizzie Borden; Katie Price by Nell Gwynn; Delia Smith by King Alfred the Great; JK Rowling by the Brothers Grimm
Josephine on Carla Bruni
"The First Lady of the Republic of France should be incredible. Incredibly alluring. Incredibly passionate. Incredibly charming. Incredibly talked about. Incredibly herself.
Incredibly, I don’t think there has been a true First Lady of France since I lived in the Tuileries Palace two centuries ago. Until Carla. A woman with a reputation as deliciously improper as mine..."