A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their summer vacation in a cottage in Provence, and Marcel befriends a local boy who teaches him the secrets of the hills in Provence. Written by
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A childhood in Provence.
Did You Know?
'La Gloire de mon père', published in France in 1957, is the first volume of four autobiographical novels by Marcel Pagnol
. The second volume, 'Le château de ma mere', was published in 1958. In the novels, Marcel's meeting Lili takes place in volume two, as does Marcel's decision to stay at Provence as a hermit. The two novels were translated into English and published by Doubleday (in the U.S) as a single book in 1960 under the title 'The Days Were Too Short', This translation was reprinted by North Point Press as a single book titled 'My Father's Glory / and / My Mother's Castle' in 1986. See more
On the family's holiday, each time that it is raining the sky is bright and without a cloud (except the scene with the storm). See more
You need your gun to go shopping?
You never know.
Followed by My Mother's Castle