'The greatest French writer of the day' -- Georges Simenon
'All of his writings are characterized by their irony, humour and realism, and are concerned with unearthing and examining ... the workings of society and ordinary people's darker motives' --Bloggerel.com
'A subtle blend of dry humour, surrealism and social critique' --The Lady
About the Author
Marcel Aymé was born in Joigny, France in 1902. His ironic, disillusioned perception of the state of affairs in France following the German occupation and French resistance produced a body of work that is at the forefront of twentieth century French literature. He died in Paris in 1967.