Born in Monaco

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In Born in Monaco, Patrick Faure draws a portrait of Monégasque daily life, as he experienced it growing up in the Principality.

There was Madame VĂ©ran, whose donkey carried her vegetables to market, Madame Gastaud who sold bread and buns, and Monsieur Massadoni who built his house one stolen brick at a time. There was also the horrible reality of the Algerian war, the tearful goodbyes of soldiers leaving for an uncertain future, the loss of loved ones and the ultimate defeat. Even in a setting as charming as Monaco, sadness and tragedy could not be escaped.

  • Published in 2009
  • Patrick Faure
  • English