Maigret and the Yellow Dog
Maigret and the Yellow Dog is a detective novel by the Belgian writer Georges Simenon. M. Mostaguen, the wine dealer at Concarneau, is wounded by a gunshot when returning home drunk from the local Admiral Hotel and Maigret, organizing the mobile squad in Rennes, is called in by the Mayor to solve the crime. Maigret settles down at the hotel and discovers a set of curious characters who include Jean Servières, a retired newspaper man from Paris; the customs official is shot in the leg, Servières disappears and is found and brought back, a giant vagrant is arrested before Maigret solves the case. The novel was published in French in 1931 as Le Chien jaune and published by Fayard; the first English translation, translated by Geoffrey Sainsbury, was published by George Routledge & Sons in 1939 as A Face for a Clue. It was reissued as Maigret and the Concarneau Murders in 1980; the current translation and the Yellow Dog, is by Linda Asher and was first published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in 1987 and as The Yellow Dog in London in 2003.
The book was first filmed in 1932 in France as The Yellow Dog. It was directed by Jean Tarride with Abel Tarride as Maigret. A French TV adaptation aired on 24 February 1968 as part of the series Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret. Jean Richard played the lead role; the same series adapted the book a second time on 13 March 1988, with Jean Richard repeating his part
Jules Maigret, or Maigret, is a fictional French police detective a commissaire or commissioner of the Paris Brigade Criminelle, created by writer Georges Simenon. The character's full name is Jules Amedée François Maigret. 76 novels and 28 short stories about Maigret were published between 1931 and 1972, starting with Pietr-le-Letton and concluding with Maigret et Monsieur Charles. The Maigret stories were adapted for television and radio. Penguin Books is publishing new translations of 75 books in the series over as many months; the character of Maigret was invented by Simenon but after the first few novels was influenced by Chief Inspector Marcel Guillaume, said to be the greatest French detective of his day, who became a longtime friend of Simenon. Maigret is described as a large, broad shouldered man — he is gruff, but patient and fair. Recurring characters in the series include Maigret's wife Louise and in particular "The Faithful Four", a group consisting of his four loyal police colleagues.
He was from the village of Saint-Fiacre in the Allier Department where his father Evariste Maigret was the bailiff for the local landowner. List of Maigret novels with date of French-language publication as well as the Penguin reissue dates and titles. List of Maigret short stories by date of publication; the cinematic potential of Maigret was realized quickly: the first screen Maigret was Pierre Renoir in 1932's Night at the Crossroads, directed by his brother Jean Renoir. In 1950, Charles Laughton played the first English-language Maigret in The Man on the Eiffel Tower, adapted from same source: the 1931 novel A Battle of Nerves; the film co-starred Franchot Tone, Burgess Meredith, Wilfrid Hyde-White. In France, Jean Gabin played the part in three films, released in 1958, 1959, 1963. Heinz Rühmann played the lead in a 1966 European international co-production Enter Inspector Maigret. There have been numerous incarnations of Maigret on the small screen all around the world, he has been portrayed by French, Irish, German, Dutch and Russian actors.
A French version, Les Enquêtes du Commissaire Maigret, starred Jean Richard in more than 80 episodes between 1967 and 1990—however, Simenon himself is said to have disliked Richard's Maigret because he would not take his hat off when entering a room. Bruno Cremer played the character in 54 adaptations between 1991 and 2005; the Italian actor Gino Cervi played the character on Italian television, starting from 1964 up to 1972. This series resulted in 2 short stories being adapted. In the Soviet Union, Russian theatre actor Boris Tenin portrayed Maigret in a number of TV films in the 1970s. In Soviet cinema, apart from Boris Tenin, Maigret was portrayed by cinema actors Vladimir Samoylov and Armen Dzigarkhanyan. In Japan, Kinya Aikawa played Megure, a Japanese-born equivalent to the French Maigret, reinvented in a modern Japanese setting, in Tōkyō Megure Keishi, a 25-episode TV series aired from 14 April to 29 May 1978 on Asahi TV. Megure's wife was played by Etsuko Ichihara, who earned the praises of Simenon himself: "The best'Madame Maigret' in my opinion including the French ones, was the'Madame Maigret' on Japanese television.
She was right". The title role in the 1960s British Maigret TV series was played by the actor Rupert Davies, who made his debut on 31 October 1960. Davies took over the part after Basil Sydney, who appeared as Maigret in the original transmitted pilot, proved unavailable owing to ill-health. Davies went on to star in 52 adaptations for BBC TV in that decade, his portrayal won two of the highest accolades: his versions were dubbed into French and played across the Channel. The theme tune to the TV series was composed by Ron Grainer. Granada Television produced an adaptation of Maigret for ITV in 1992 and 1993 in which Michael Gambon starred as Maigret. An earlier version on ITV cast Richard Harris in the lead role, with a somewhat idiosyncratic reading of the character. Rowan Atkinson plays Maigret in Maigret for TV-films made by ITV from 2016; the first two episodes were adapted from Maigret's Dead Man. Two further episodes were broadcast in 2017, adapted from Maigret at the Crossroads and Inspector Maigret and the Strangled Stripper.
Maurice Denham played Chief Inspector Maigret in a series of three-quarter-hour dramatizations of the novels on BBC Radio 4 from 1992 to 2002, with Michael Gough playing Georges Simenon. The format of each play would begin with Maigret and Simenon sitting together discussing some fact or event which would lead into Maigret's recounting a particular case, with Simenon asking questions or commenting from time to time. After Denham's death, the series was continued in 2003 with Nicholas Le Prevost playing a gruffer, more earthy Maigret and Julian Barnes playing Simenon. Jacques Blondeau adapted the novels into the comic series Maigret, published in Samedi Soir and Paris Journal. Rumeu and Camille Dulac adapted the Maigret story L'Affaire
Finistère is a department of France in the extreme west of Brittany. The present department consists of the historical region of Léon and parts of Cornouaille and Trégor, both parts of pre-revolutionary Brittany; the name Finistère derives from the Latin Finis Terræ. In England, a similar area is called Land's End; the Breton name for Finistère, Penn ar Bed, translates as "Head/End of the World" and is similar to the Cornish name for Land's End, Pedn-an-Wlas. Finistère is not to be confused with Finisterre in Galicia, which shares the same etymology; the largest population center in Finistère is Brest. Other large towns in the department include Quimper, Morlaix, Quimperlé and Douarnenez. Finistère includes the island of Ushant. Finistère is the westernmost department of Metropolitan France and can claim to be the "most coastal" department in Metropolitan France. Of its 279 communes, 118 are located on the coast, its total coastline of 1,250 km accounts for a quarter of the entire Brittany coast-line.
The abers, rugged fjord-like inlets on the north coast, are a notable feature of the landscape. The westernmost point of continental France, known as the Pointe de Corsen, extends from the northwestern tip of Finistère. A few kilometres to the south is the less westerly, but rugged and isolated, headland of Pointe du Raz. Agriculture, food processing and various related industries occupy an important place in Finistère's economy; the military presence in Finistère, as well as military-related industries, such as the Brest headquarters of DCNS, employ a significant number of the département's population. The port of Roscoff links Brittany by ferry with Great Britain. Finistère is the area where Breton survives most as a spoken language. Breton-speaking schools are called Diwan and Dihun; the Festival de Cornouaille, which takes place in Quimper, is a celebration of Breton music and traditions. One of the highlights of summer in Finistère is the "Festival des Vieilles Charrues" held in Carhaix-Plouguer.
Major international stars attract tens of thousands of spectators. The painter Raymond Wintz featured many locations around Finistère. Roland Doré was a sculptor. Cantons of the Finistère department Communes of the Finistère department Arrondissements of the Finistère department Ys Calvary at Saint-Herbot near Plonévez-du-Faou and the Chapelle Saint-Herbot. General Council website Prefecture website Finistere at Curlie Finistère Tourisme, agence de développement touristique du Finistère
The United Kingdom the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, sometimes referred to as Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world; the Irish Sea lies between Great Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres, the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world, it is the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017. The UK is constitutional monarchy; the current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 1952, making her the longest-serving current head of state.
The United Kingdom's capital and largest city is London, a global city and financial centre with an urban area population of 10.3 million. Other major urban areas in the UK include Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and West Yorkshire conurbations, Greater Glasgow and the Liverpool Built-up Area; the United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh and Belfast, respectively. Apart from England, the countries have their own devolved governments, each with varying powers, but such power is delegated by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which may enact laws unilaterally altering or abolishing devolution; the nearby Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey are not part of the UK, being Crown dependencies with the British Government responsible for defence and international representation. The medieval conquest and subsequent annexation of Wales by the Kingdom of England, followed by the union between England and Scotland in 1707 to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, the union in 1801 of Great Britain with the Kingdom of Ireland created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Five-sixths of Ireland seceded from the UK in 1922, leaving the present formulation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. There are fourteen British Overseas Territories, the remnants of the British Empire which, at its height in the 1920s, encompassed a quarter of the world's land mass and was the largest empire in history. British influence can be observed in the language and political systems of many of its former colonies; the United Kingdom is a developed country and has the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a high Human Development Index rating, ranking 14th in the world, it was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The UK remains a great power, with considerable economic, military and political influence internationally, it is sixth in military expenditure in the world. It has been a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council since its first session in 1946.
It has been a leading member state of the European Union and its predecessor, the European Economic Community, since 1973. The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe, the G7, the G20, NATO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Trade Organization; the 1707 Acts of Union declared that the kingdoms of England and Scotland were "United into One Kingdom by the Name of Great Britain". The term "United Kingdom" has been used as a description for the former kingdom of Great Britain, although its official name from 1707 to 1800 was "Great Britain"; the Acts of Union 1800 united the kingdom of Great Britain and the kingdom of Ireland in 1801, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Following the partition of Ireland and the independence of the Irish Free State in 1922, which left Northern Ireland as the only part of the island of Ireland within the United Kingdom, the name was changed to the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
Although the United Kingdom is a sovereign country, Scotland and Northern Ireland are widely referred to as countries. The UK Prime Minister's website has used the phrase "countries within a country" to describe the United Kingdom; some statistical summaries, such as those for the twelve NUTS 1 regions of the United Kingdom refer to Scotland and Northern Ireland as "regions". Northern Ireland is referred to as a "province". With regard to Northern Ireland, the descriptive name used "can be controversial, with the choice revealing one's political preferences"; the term "Great Britain" conventionally refers to the island of Great Britain, or politically to England and Wales in combination. However, it is sometimes used as a loose synonym for the United Kingdom as a whole; the term "Britain" is used both as a synonym for Great Britain, as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Usage is mixed, with the BBC preferring to use Britain as shorthand only for Great Britain and the UK Government, while accepting that both terms refer to the United K
Brittany (administrative region)
Brittany is one of the 18 regions of France. It is named after the historic and geographic region of Brittany, of which it constitutes 80%; the capital is Rennes. Bathed by the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south, it is located in the West of France, bordering the Normandy and Pays de la Loire regions. Bro Gozh ma Zadoù is the anthem of Brittany, it is sung to the same tune as that of the national anthem of Wales, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, has similar words. As a region of France, Brittany has a Regional Council, most elected in 2015; the region of Brittany was created in 1941 on 80% of the territory of traditional Brittany. The remaining 20% is now called the department of Loire-Atlantique, included in the region of Pays de la Loire, whose capital, was the historical capital of the Duchy of Brittany. Part of the reason Brittany was split between two present-day regions was to avoid the rivalry between Rennes and Nantes. Although Nantes was the principal capital of the Duchy of Brittany until the sixteenth century, Rennes had been the seat of the Duchy's supreme court of justice between 1560 and 1789.
Rennes had been the administrative capital of the Intendant of Brittany between 1689 and 1789, Intendances were the most important administrative units of the kingdom of France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. As for the provincial States of Brittany, a legislative body which had met every two years in a different city of Brittany, that had met in Rennes only between 1728 and 1789, although not in the years 1730, 1758, 1760. Despite that, the Chambre des comptes had remained in Nantes until 1789. However, from 1381 until the end of the fifteenth century Vannes had served as the administrative capital of the Duchy, remaining the seat of its Chambre des comptes until the 1490s, the seat of the its Parlement until 1553 and again between 1675 and 1689. Although there were previous plans to create regions out of the departments, like the Clémentel plan or the Vichy regionalisation programme, these plans had no effect or else were abolished in 1945; the current French regions were created by gathering departments together.
In Brittany, this led to the creation of the new region of Brittany, which included only four out of the five historical Breton departments. The term région was created by the Law of Decentralisation, which gave regions their legal status; the first direct elections for regional representatives took place on 16 March 1986. A majority of the population in administrative Brittany and in Nantes continue to protest against the division of the traditional territory of Brittany, hoping to see the department of Loire-Atlantique reunited with the administrative region of Brittany. However, such a reunification raises other questions: first, what to do with the remainder of the present region of Pays de la Loire, second, which city should be chosen as the capital of such a reunified Brittany. See History of BrittanyBrittany, lying in the northwest corner of France, is one of the great historic provinces of France; the most Atlantic of France's regions, Brittany is proud of its Celtic heritage, that sets it apart from the rest of France.
It enjoys a mild climate somewhat warmer though not drier than the climate of the southwest of England. The name "Brittany" derives from the Britons who, back in the Dark Ages, came south across the English Channel to seek refuge from the Anglo Saxon invaders who were pushing them out of a large part of the island of Great Britain. In this historic past, other Britons fled to the west and south west of their own island, to Wales and Cornwall. Today, the French administrative region of Brittany covers four "departments", the Côtes d'Armor in the north, Finistère in the far west, Morbihan in the south, Ille et Vilaine in the east, bordering on Normandy and the Loire valley area. Another department used to belong to the historic province of Brittany, this was the Loire Atlantique, the area round the city of Nantes which used once to be the Breton capital, but is today no longer in the region; the capital city of the modern Brittany region is Rennes, located in the central eastern part of the region.
Other important cities in the region are Brest, one of the two most important French naval ports, St Malo, an imposing walled city on the north coast, Vannes, the capital of the Morbihan, with an attractive old town centre. Quimper, the capital of the Finistère, St. Brieuc, the capital of the Côtes d'Armor, are less important. Lorient, in the Morbihan, was once a major shipping port trading with – as its name suggests – the Orient, it is the venue for Brittany's annual Interceltiques music and culture festival. Despite its limited size, Brittany is quite a diverse region; the south coast, facing onto the Bay of Biscay, is flatter, much milder, has a number of large sandy beaches. There are a lot of inlets on the south coast, such as La Trinité sur Mer, which in the past have been ports and commercial harbours, but today are more popular with yachtsmen and a dwindling fishing industry; the sea here
Walled town of Concarneau
The Walled town of Concarneau is a walled town built in the 15th and 16th century in Concarneau. Musée de la pêche de Concarneau Jean Moreau. Schwartz & Gagnot, ed. Histoire de ce qui s'est passé en Bretagne durant les guerres de la Ligue et particulièrement dans le diocèse de Cornouaille. P. 356. Christophe-Paulin de La Poix Fréminville. Lefournier et Deperiers, ed. Antiquités de la Bretagne: Finistère. 1. P. 326. 25. Collectif. Flohic, ed. Le patrimoine des communes du Finistère. P. 1565. ISBN 2-84234-039-6. Flohic. Roger Frey. "Étymologie et histoire de Concarneau". Infobretagne.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. Louis-Pierre Le Maître. Palantines, ed. Concarneau, histoire d'une ville. P. 221. ISBN 978-2911434259. Paul Nédellec. "Concarneau, ville de joie". La Croix. Retrieved 16 November 2014. J. Trévédy, Res Universis/Le livre d'histoire-Lorisse, ed. Essai sur l'histoire de Concarneau, Monographies des villes et villages de France, p. 204, ISBN 2-87760-280-X, ISSN 0993-7129
Guy Cotten is a French outdoor clothing manufacturer founded in 1964. It was founded by Guy Cotten, is known for its distinctive yellow oilskin items; the company sells clothing and personal equipment in areas such as the fishing industry, all sea-related professions, all-weather and safety clothing. Born in Saint-Yvi, Finistère, Guy Cotten was the first son of a farming family of seven children. Cotten's father died. In 1964, Cotten started to sell clothes for commercial fishing at the harbour of Concarneau, decided to launch his own workshop in order to create lighter and more resistant oilskins, he wanted to use nylon fabrics instead of the usual coated cotton. He conceived in 1966 the Rosbras, a jacket with a double velcro and a zip fastener, which became the reference item of the brand; the jacket is made of a polyester fabric covered in a PVC from the Ardèche, seamed by a high frequency welding method which results in impossibility for any water to go through the stitches. The company started with only ten workers but due to its success and to respond to the important demand a new workshop opened in Trégunc.
In 1974, Alain Le Quernec drew the little yellow man which became the emblematic brand logo and in 1981 the slogan L'abri du marin is added. In 1988, the company took over Piel owned by Pirelli, specialised in survival equipment, it took the company 4 years to design and create the TPS, a soft and isolating survival suit which saved the life of Raphaël Dinelli and Thierry Dubois, during the Vendée Globe Race in 1996. Guy Cotten became a multinational with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, in Spain and in North America, The company is a market leader for the sea related professions and people practicing outdoors activities; the brand is present in 5000 outlets, of which 2000 are outside France, but the Rosbras jacket, the symbol of the brand, only represents 10% of overall sales nowadays. In 2003, Nadine Bertholom, daughter of the founder, took charge of the company. In 2006, the company dominated the Salon nautique de Paris with its capuche Magic, which follows the movements of the wearer's head.
The company sponsors competitive sailors Gilles Gahinet, Florence Arthaud and Jean Le Cam, is a partner to the French National Team. Guy Cotten, imperméable breton, Laurent Charpentier, Voiles et Voiliers n°398, April 2004. Le leader mondial du ciré professionnel est breton, Le Midi Libre, 30 January 2004