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posted 21 Aug 2012, 10:40 by Billy Nomates   [ updated 17 Oct 2015, 02:29 ]


Homedraw has gone to France. Here I am at the Chateau de la Chapelle D'Angillon. The village was named after Gillon of Seuly who fortified it. and it became at one point the capital city of the Principality of Boisbelle. Louis XIV - the Roi Soleil - stayed here. But besides being a very beautiful building it also houses the Museum of Alain-Fournier, author of 'Le Grand Meaulnes'. I was lucky enough enough to be given a private viewing of the museum by the Comte Jean d'Ogny himself and we discussed the influence of Thomas Hardy on Alain-Fournier. I say discussed though his English was much better than my French but he was a charming man. Visit his website I did offer to draw his chateau...