A beautiful letter
by Vincent Meylan...
journalist, historian and writer
Vincent Meylan, of such
books as « Queen's jewels
Christies: The Jewellery
Archives revealed »
a close friend of Juliette
He had sent my friend Frédérique
(webmaster of the bibliojbenzoni
Blog) and myself
such a beautiful message,
(see his article in
Vue de Point) I am
still very touched by his
personal message to me...Judge for yourself...!
The whole article can be read on
Writing so many articles about
Juliette and her books has been
one of the great pleasures of my
life. I was 15 when I discovered
her books and they have never
left me since. Point de Vue is
paying its respects to Juliette
next Wednesday in an article
that I have written. I hope you
will recognize yourself in it.
The best definition I could give
of Juliette is very simple: She
just had an amazing talent.
Being one of the very few
journalists who has followed her
during so many years, I think I
can say this. The articles that
other journalists could, and
should have, written during all
these years, would never have
been so intense and
affectionate, than what I have
read on your Facebook pages and
websites since the beginning of
this week. It is you Linda, and
all the readers of Juliette in
the world who have written the
best articles about her. You
have read her and loved her.
Nothing else matters. Je vous
embrasse and I hope we are able
to meet one day soon. To talk
about Juliette again and again.
I so understand how dreadful these days must have been for both of you. So
many of us feel the loss of
Juliette tonight. I know this is
something very personal to say,
but maybe it will help you a
bit. I have decided a long time
ago that I would never accept
that someone is dead. I just
live with it. I do not think
people are ever dead. I keep
dead people, which I love with
me, always - this is quite easy
to do in Juliette’s case.
Yesterday evening I started
Catherine and I so love it.
I am so thankful to Juliette for
having written such amazing
books, which always take me to a
place I enjoy so much.
Juliette is not gone. You
just have to open one of her
books to be close to her. Try
I remember so well the first
time you came to see Juliette.
She was a bit anxious. What do
you think they want to ask me?
She would say. And then,
immediately, she loved you both
so much. You made her really
very happy. You were the ones
who made her understand that she
did not need to care about the
fact that so many journalists
ignored her. You brought her the
love of her readers and that is
all that mattered. I am sending
you my private email address by
private message and needless to
say, I would be very happy to
meet both of you whenever you
Je vous embrasse très
amicalement and do not forget to
read a few pages of one of
Juliette’s book tonight.