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 Sample of Singe de Hartlepool, Le

Hartlepool Monkey, The

Singe de Hartlepool, Le

Art: Jérémie Moreau

Script: Jérémie Moreau

Status: One Shot

Genre: Historical

1814, off the Durham coast, near the village of Hartlepool, a war-ship in the Napoleonic fleet founders during a storm and sinks. At day-break, fishermen discover a survivor: a monkey dressed in full military regalia, the mascot. The good people of Hartlepool despise all Frenchmen, though they have never seen one in the flesh. Nor have they ever see a monkey. But this brutish, bestial castaway tallies with the impression they have of the enemy, and the ape is court-martialled. Inspired by this famous legend, this is a tragi-comic fable of war and jingoism.

2012 92p.Le Singe de Hartlepool
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ISBN: 9780861662265 (96p.) (2013) Format: Hardcover