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Jean Giono was born in 1895 in Manosque, Provence, and lived there most of his life. He supported his family working as a bank clerk for eighteen years before his first two novels were published, thanks to the generosity of André Gide, to critical acclaim. He went on to write thirty novels, including The Horseman on the Roof, and numerous essays and stories. In 1953, the year in which he wrote The Man who Planted Trees, he was awarded the Prix Monégasque for his collective work. Jean Giono died in October 1970.

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The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
The Man Who Planted Trees
Jean Giono
May 2011 Guest Editor Carol Drinkwater on The Man Who Planted Trees... When I delivered the manuscript of The Olive Season, I was nervous, questioning the potency of a story that recounted how the planting of trees can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/11/1995

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