A true story. Tuesday 16 August 1870, Alain de Money, makes his way to the village fair.
He plans to buy a heifer for a needy neighbour and find a roofer to repair the roof of the barn of a poor acquaintance. He arrives at two o'clock. Two hours later, the crowd has gone crazy; they have lynched, tortured, burned and eaten him.
How could such a horror be possible? With frightening precision, Jean Teule reconstructs each step of one of the most shameful stories in the history of nineteenth-century France.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Gallic Books
- Publication Date: 01/11/2011
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781906040390