Many biographers believe that Marcel Proust were two key people in his life: his mother, and his housekeeper Céleste Albaret.
Maid of novelist from 1913 until his death in 1922, when he came to work at home, Celeste was a newly married 21-year young man who had come to Paris from a remote area of southern France. After the death of the writer, which inherited and wanted to inherit anything, he held various offices. Fifty years later, in the early seventies was "rediscovered" by a French publisher who persuaded him to publish his memoirs, the interest that could have life experience by the great Marcel Proust. Messenger, housekeeper, confidant, friend and nurse until her death in 1922, Céleste Albaret passed the novelist longer than anyone. Seventy hours of interviews form the basis of this book that allows to know in a way close and friendly with one of the most important writers of the twentieth century, in their most productive years. As evidenced by his memoirs, Céleste not regret not one minute of the hours spent in his service.