© Pascal Lagesse

Thirteen in 1958

Monica Maurel

A virtual reproduction of the personal diary of the author, this book gives an account of her six-month journey to England, Ireland and Yorkshire, the lands of her maternal relatives, at the age of thirteen in 1958. A traditional or pre-modern world, where television, computers or mobile phones do not exist, is thus revived through sea voyages and discoveries that are much more fascinating and enriching to the adolescent than classic education in a high school.