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Cécile: Gates of Gold is a book in the Girls of Many Lands series focused on Cécile Revel. It was released in 2002 and available with the doll and as a separate purchase. The book was retired with the collection in 2005. Retail cost was $7.95.


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Chapter by Chapter Summary[]

Chapter 1: Runaway Horse[]

Chapter 2: An Unexpected Reward[]

Chapter 3: A Warning[]

Chapter 4: The Palace[]

Chapter 5: Madame's Dogs[]

Chapter 6: Disaster[]

Chapter 7: Doctor Fagon[]

Chapter 8: Endless Etiquette[]

Chapter 9: A Season of Rain[]

Chapter 10: The Letter[]

Chapter 11: Doctor Revel, My Father[]

Chapter 12: The Coming Ball[]

Chapter 13: Royal Sled Race[]

Chapter 14: The Grand Ball[]

Chapter 15: Marly[]

Chapter 16: Nightfall at Versailles[]

Chapter 17: Rumors of Poison[]

Chapter 18: No Safe Place[]

Chapter 19: When Sparrows Fall[]

Chapter 20: Sleeping Child[]

Chapter 21: Beyond Gilded Gates[]

Then and Now: France[]

Discusses a girl's life in 1711 France. Topics include:

  • The life and reign of Louis XlV, and where he lived.
  • What King Louis XlV would have worn.
  • Activities the royal court took part in.
  • What a court member would have worn.
  • What peasants wore and how they lived.
  • Schooling for peasants by the Church.
  • Life in France today.

Glossary of French Words[]

A glossary of French words used throughout the book is included, along with approximate pronunciations.


Each Girls of Many Lands book came with a detachable bookmark inside the back cover. This shows a portion of the illustration at the start of the book. Measures 7 3/16" x 2".

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