Category Archives: Breteuil

Around the World in One Attic

Verne is everywhere, even Breteuil In the upstairs study of the Maison Jules Verne in Amiens, we find the author’s Google; his version of the Elizabethan “commonplace” book. Verne’s library is over 12,000 books strong, and there are maps, atlases, … Continue reading

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Fi-fishing in Breteuil

The Renaissance humanist writer, François Rabelais said that laughter is the mark of humanity. In that case I’m having an on, off, very-on crisis of humanity here in Breteuil. Rabelais was one of those betwixt figures, an ex-monk, lawyer and … Continue reading

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