Courtship and Marriage Corsican-Style

Thoughts on relations between the sexes in Corsica, inspired by research for my current work in progress.

Vanessa Couchman

Church at Nonza Church at Nonza

In Corsica, relations between the sexes have always been regulated by unbreakable codes of honour. I have been researching courtship and marriage customs on the island for a work in progress set there during the 18th century. The Corsican ideal of honour is central to the story.

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About nessafrance

My husband and I moved to an 18th-century farmhouse in SW France in 1997. I am fascinated by French history, rural traditions and customs and enjoy seeking out the reality behind the myths. I run my own copywriting business and write short stories and the occasional novel in my spare time. My husband appears here as the SF, which stands for Statistics Freak, owing to his penchant for recording numbers about everything.
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