By Veronica


All the summer events in the village were cancelled by default, but a few things are happening all the same ... thank goodness. Today's low-key event was a reading by novelist Aurélie Champagne of her novel Zébu Boy, set during the 1947 uprising against the French colonial regime in Madagascar. There was a small and select audience, bigger than we expected since most of the council turned up after their early evening meeting. And happily it was held outdoors.

Aurélie served very small glasses of rather potent rum, which was rapidly abandoned for the more traditional rosé du village. Good to taste it again after months of inferior Spanish rosé. It was also a good opportunity to catch up with a few people we haven't seen since we got back, including Monsieur le Maire.

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