The Thesaurus tells the LOUIS XIII story from multiple viewpoints. Its complex narrative incorporates both real and imaginary tales from the people and objects that represent LOUIS XIII cognac throughout time.
The story unfolds through a series of engaging fictional anecdotes, from the innermost feelings of a decanter buried on a 16th-century battlefield in Jarnac to a tantalising account from on board the Orient Express in 1928, when a flamboyant young man stopped the train in order to fully appreciate his glass of LOUIS XIII cognac. And in a captivating love story, we hear what happens when a single drop of LOUIS XIII came into contact with a beautiful woman in 2015. These fascinating tales are interspersed with real archive material showcasing many pivotal moments in the history of LOUIS XIII, such as its presence on the SS Normandie maiden voyage and its longstanding associations with royalty.
Displaying the visionary thinking for which LOUIS XIII cognac is renowned, this coffee table book also imagines the part that LOUIS XIII will play in shaping our future. For example, we read an imagined conversation between an oak tree and a dryad (a spirit of the trees) from deep within the Limousin forest in 2028, and discover an intriguing confidential report from 2036 on the exploration of the underground strata of the Grande Champagne region.