Chris Muir's Day By Day

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The French Are So Fed Up With Jihadis...

...that they want to send them to their very own version of Guantanamo: Devil's Island, the infamous penal colony of Dreyfus and Papillon. Got any Papillon fans out there? Not just the Steve McQueen movie, but the wonderful (and largely fictional) book written by Henri Charriere? How many of you know that the English translation of Charriere's book was done by Patrick O'Brien of Aubrey-Maturin fame?

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Didn't know that! Thanks for the history lesson!