Au fil de la soie
It was in the XIIIth century that industrial spies first smuggled silkworms into Marseilles and thus began the story of silk production in France. Discover how Louis XIV used silk’s charms to ruin his plotting nobles. Enter the gruelling world of reeling and spinning. Find out why the silk weavers from Lyon revolted – but didn’t live up to revolutionary hopes. Explore the silk industry’s magnificent architectural heritage and learn how fibre optics are helping to keep traditional techniques alive.
In this extract silkworm breeder Lixiane Coste explains how in olden times the noise of silkworms munching used to make a noise like thunder.
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The audiobook consists of a CD playable on any conventional CD Player and an accompanying book with transcript, translation and notes.
There’s also a downloadable exercise workbook to accompany the book. It comes in two formats – with and without answers.
Au fil de la soie cost €35 euros, postage and packing included