This year’s quiz is based on La Terre, Zola’s controversial and powerful novel set in the farming community of La Beauce. Read it over Christmas and try the quiz! Answers will be posted in the new year. The Committee of the Emile Zola Society wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
If you’re a fan of margarine, then you have none other to thank for the butter-substitute than Charles-Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, or Napoleon III, the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1869, a butter shortage led Napoleon III to set up a prize to be awarded to the first person who could create a nutritive and shelf-stable…… Continue reading Margarine