With warmth, lucidity and good humour, Pagnol, a boy from the city, recounts the glorious summer days he spent exploring sun-baked Provencal countryside. He vividly captures the atmosphere of a childhood filled with simple pleasures: a meal, a joke, an outing shared with his close-knit and loving family.
These heart warming stories remined us of how children can invest the smallest event or statement with incredible significance, how mysterious the workings of an adult world can seem to them and how painful the learning process can prove. However, Pagnol's writing is filled with enormous optimisim and delight. And his triumph in these classic memoirs is to have created that rare thing, a work suffused with joy.
- Publication Date:
- 08 / 10 / 1991
- 127 x 195mm