Book tells of private misery of France’s ‘First Ladies’

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Author reveals the boredom, frustration and the feeling of being sidelined that has been endured by Premières Dames in recent decades.

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The wives of French presidents have been birds in the gilded cage of the Elysée Palace, according to a new book, which tells of their boredom, frustration and feelings of being sidelined by a role that has no official recognition in France, reports FRANCE 24.