The word of the day today is MUGUET, or Lily of the Valley in French.
Woman On The Wall is set in France. So, there are plenty of French words I’ve included in the novel. This is the first in a series of words of the day associated with the book. Each has its own little story attached as to its cultural significance, history, and why I included it. I hope you enjoy.
@robinriversauthor #greenscreen #muguet #fetedumuguet #paris #mayday #novel #booktok ♬ Clouds – Luke Faulkner
May Day is known as Fête du Muguet or Lily of the Valley Day in France. May 1 has been a holiday since the 16th century, with a rich tradition of honoring friends, family, and community.
Fête du Muguet In Paris
It is the only day of the year when one can sell flowers fro the side of the street without a license. A gift of muguet signifies friendship and good luch. Sprigs of it hang from every Parisian doorway.
Muguet in The Novel
As Woman On The Wall begins on May 2, 1945 in Paris, I have dropped in references to muguet to celebrate this cultural traditions. Look for them in your copy of the book. Pre-sales begin June 1. Make sure to sign up for the newsletter to get all of the latest news on those pre-sales and other exclusive subscriber content.