Thirty years ago, I walked out of the railway station at Le Puy in the Auvergne region of the Massif Central of France, put most of my belongings in a locker at the station along with a note in schoolboy French explaining that I hoped to be back, and then walked over the horizon at sunset. I was embarked on my discovery of the Velay and the Gévaudan.
At dusk in the Gévaudan
Tom Griffiths is the W.K. Hancock Professor of History at the Australian National University. His prize-winning books include Hunters...
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