Sergeanne Golon – Angelique’s World
Sergeanne Golon is a literary pseudonym of Simone Changeux and her husband Vsevolod Golubinov. The novelist duo is also known as Anne and Serge Golon (Fr. Anne et Serge Golon).
In the 1960s, a husband and a wife wrote a series of French historical adventure books about blond, green-eyed beauty – Angelique (original Angelique). The action took place during the time of Louis XIV of France, although a few of the books take place in other locations. According to Anne Golon, her husband was the prototype of Angelica’s husband – Joffrey de Peyrac.
A series filmed since 1964.
Serge Golon (1903–1972), born Vsevolod Golubinov, was a Russian aristocrat, born in Bukhara, Turkestan, where his father was the Tsar’s consul.
Vsevolod was a writer and artist, who knew eleven languages.
At the beginning of the revolution he studied at Sevastopol school. In 1920 he emigrated to France.
Vsevolod also was a well-known geologist and chemist who prospected for gold for a living in China, Indochina, Laos and finally in the Congo where he met Anne Golon, then a French journalist. About his time in Africa Vsevolod together with his wife published memories “Among the wild beasts” (Paris, 1954), when returned to France.
Their first book, published in 1957, was “Angelique, the Marquise of the Angels”. It was an overnight success. The popularity of the books led to two films made in 1964 by Bernard Borderie. The actress Michele Mercier played Angelique, and Robert Hossein played her husband, Joffrey de Peyrac.
Serge was proud of his wife’s talent as the writer with the imagination to create the characters, the intrigues and lay out the plot and structure. Serge helped Anne doing much of the historical research.
Since 1961, Serge studied painting. In 1968 in the Montana-Krang (Switzerland) his first solo exhibition was held.
In the late 1960s, Serge with his wife went to the Soviet Union.
He died of a stroke in July 1972 in Quebec.
Anne and Serge Golon had four children.
Book 1: Angelique, the Marquise of the Angels (1957)
Book 2: Angelique: The Road to Versailles (1958)
Book 3: Angelique and the King (1959)
Book 4: Angelique and the Sultan (Angelique in Barbary) (1960)
Book 5: Angelique in Revolt (1961)
Book 6: Angelique in Love (1961)
Book 7: The Countess Angelique (1964) (Angelique in the New World)
Book 8: The Temptation of Angelique (1966)
Book 9: Angelique and the Demon (1972)
Book 10: Angelique and the Ghosts (1976) (Angelique and the Conspiracy of Shadows)
Angelique e Quebec (1980)
Angelique, la Route de l’Espoir (1984)
La Victoire d’Angelique (1985)
Angelique et le Royaume de France