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Clochemerle

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Gabriel Chevallier's delightful novel Clochemerle satirizes the titanic confrontation of secular and religious forces in a small wine-growing village in Beaujolais. The eruption begins when the socialist mayor decides that he wants to leave behind a monument to his administration's achievements. He takes as his model the ancient Romans, who were famous for two things: hygiene and noble edifices. Thus, he decides to unite the two concepts...by constructing a public urinal in the centre of town. There is one problem, however. The chosen locale is next to the village church, and this outrages the ecclesiastical party.

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Set in provincial France in 1922, this is a classic humorous novel on the subject of village character and intrigue. For the provision of a public urinal, the mayor is prepared to stake his reputation, never dreaming of the events which would develop into the infamous "scandals of Clochemerle".

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"The plot is a marvel of ingenuity and makes most detective stories look primitive by comparison" (John Brophy)

"A fine satire, filled with humorous incidents and much subtle philosophy. It is for intelligent, open-minded people with a sense of humour" ( Yorkshire Post)

"The author has a wonderful eye for village types, and the village of Clochemerle is built up for us as a shining and integrated whole - he has chosen to employ his great talents in describing a series of people, episoded and conversations that are ribald, exaggerated and bizarre. I must confess that its rollicking grossness pleased me" ( Howard Spring)

"A full-blooded uproarious farce in the Rabelaisian tradition" ( Times Literary Supplement)

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