In a turbulent period of French history, women's journals started to agitate for legal, political and cultural rights.
An emerging genre of fiction in France is providing an unlikely brand of escapism.
The French writer's work and life make perfect cinematic subjects.
Changes in the way we pronounce certain sounds tell us a lot about our changing values.
Many prominent women are concerned that France's long history of 'libertinage' is threatened by what they see as a witchhunt against men.