The Hartlepool Monkey Scores Big In France

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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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