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Michael Rosen

The Disappearance of Émile Zola

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Wed 01 March 2017

Michael Rosen

The Disappearance of Émile Zola

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Wed 01 March 2017,

It is the evening of 18 July 1898 and the world-renowned novelist Émile Zola is on the run. His crime? Taking on the highest powers in the land with his open letter ‘J’accuse’ and losing. Forced to leave Paris with nothing but the clothes he is standing in and a nightshirt wrapped in newspaper, Zola flees to England with no idea when he will return.

Michael Rosen tells the story of Zola’s exile, tracing his footsteps from the Gare du Nord to London, and offers an insight into the mind, the loves, the politics and the work of the great writer.

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