How much of the legend is true? How could such an amazing woman exist – and how is it that she’s not better known?
So many people ask me these questions, and I’ve spent years trying to find the answers.
I’ll write more soon on my research discoveries, and how I incorporated them into the character of Julie and into the book.
But in the meantime, here’s the real life story of Julie d’Aubigny – Mademoiselle de Maupin. Opera singer, swordswoman, star. Goddess.