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Maurice Druon

Maurice Druon (1918 – 2009) was a French novelist and a lover of both the French and English language. In addition to the classic tale about the green-thumbed Tistou, Druon co-wrote Chant des Partisans, the unofficial anthem of the French resistance. He was even responsible for the appropriation of the word ‘tweed’ into French lexicon! He is particularly well known for a series of seven historical novels published in the 1950s.