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Fun Fables & Vignettes of French Life
on 15 August 2008
Daudet's short stories are rightly famous in his native France and I really enjoyed this collection, its a good investment too as it took me months to read, my bedtime treat to wander into a world of cheerfully drunk monks, vengeful mules and the amazing goat of Monsieur Seguin (which is worth tracking down and reading even if you don't bother with the full collection). Fun fables, moral tales, little vignettes of country life in a bygone age and in many ways not dated at all, this is a real treasure. Highly recommended for French improvers, or look for the English translation.