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100% royalties from the novel Terre Australe to the victims of the fires in Australia

100% royalties from the novel Terre Australe to the victims of the fires in Australia

Throughout the year 2020, Patrick Llewellyn will donate 100% of his royalties from the historical novel Terre Australe to the victims of the dreadful fires in Australia. Beneficiaries The entire royalties, i.e. 2.84 euros per paper book and 2.13 euros per ebook will be donated to three organizations: the Australian Red Cross for families who

The trailer of Terre Australe

The trailer of Terre Australe

I proudly invite you to discover the trailer (in French) of my novel Terre Australe. It was created by Kim Nguyên-Duy with the help of Fanny Cairon. I think they did such an excellent job. What do you think?

The Arab World in the Albums of Tintin

The Arab World in the Albums of Tintin

The Arab World in the Albums of Tintin, by Louis Blin (in French) This is an essential book for any tintinophile, and fascinating to discover for any simple Tintin reader like me. The author, Louis Blin, is a doctor in history, and former Consul General of France in Jeddah for ten years. He is now

Falco, by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Falco, by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Falco, by Arturo Perez-Reverte There was Alatriste. There is now Falco. The new recurring character of Perez-Reverte. A Francoist secret service agent during the Spanish Civil War. Yes, yes, Francoist. Not republican, not “Hemmingwayian”, not a hero of pure revolutionary romanticism. A hero like Perez-Reverte loves them, neither enfeoffed, mystical nor fanatical. A hero placed

The navy in the 18th century – 2. Recruitment

The navy in the 18th century – 2. Recruitment

After a first article devoted to artillery on board warships at the end of the 18th century, this second article deals with the recruitment and training of French and English officers and crew. As I mentioned in the previous article, Nelson, always iconoclastic in all things, stated without joking that the best navy in the

Of Greek, Latin, freedom and pleasure

Of Greek, Latin, freedom and pleasure

The great Hellenist and member of the French Academy Jacqueline de Romilly wrote with Saint-Exupéry that knowing how to express oneself exactly, and therefore to think by oneself, and thus avoid the deceptions of propaganda, constituted the supreme freedom of individuals. The freedom of individuals, she added, guarantees the freedom of states. If one recalls