The Hartlepool Monkey Scores Big In France


The French edition of Knockabout's The Hartlepool Monkey by Wilfrid Lupano and Jeremie Moreau, translated as Le Singe de Hartlepool by Delcourt, has been awarded a literary prize as part of the "Rendez-vous de l'histoire de Blois" festival, the biggest history event in France, taking place in the city of Blois, with a jury made up of prestigious historians. This year's topic has been "War".

Based on a true story, where a monkey was hanged as a suspected French spy by the people of Hartlepool, the award should bring a spotlight onto the graphic novel, and to the historical events it is based upon.

Here's a look at the French version…2756028126.01.S004.LXXXXXXX2756028126.01.S005.LXXXXXXX2756028126.01.S006.LXXXXXXX

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