Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Jean Delumeau

This is Jean Delumeau, member of the Institut de France. He in one of the plethora of renowned authors who were autographing their books at the history book show. A delightful old gentleman who was an absolute joy to talk with. His autographed book will be under the Christmas tree this year, because VDP thinks her Dad will love it. Good thing Dad never checks VDP!

VDP vous présente Monsieur Jean Delumeau, l'érudit membre de l'Institut. Il faisait partie de la pléthore d'écrivains et historiens dédicaçant leurs ouvrages au salon Histoire de Lire. Discuter avec lui fut un plaisir délicieux. Son dernier livre se trouvera sous le sapin cette année parce que VDP pense que son Papa va beaucoup l'aimer. C'est une bonne chose que le Papa en question ne regarde jamais VDP !

12 comments:

Olivier said...

ton rss ne marche pas terrible ;( Voila deja un cadeau de noel de fait, au suivant ;)) surement une belle rencontre, et l'avantage de ces salons a taille humaine

SRQ said...

Nice portrait. Monsieur Delumeau looks like a pleasant fellow. And, I love the idea of an autographed book as a gift. I still love real books! By the way, thanks for the welcome back!

Randy said...

I agree, it is a very nice portrait.

LONDONLULU said...

Heehee, it looks like your Dad will enjoy a nice Christmas surprise!:) A very sweet portrait and, again, how lucky.

Bob Crowe said...

He looks erudite and charming. Reminds me a bit of my uncle who, towards the end of his career, was editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

I admire people who write books. It takes such attention and concentration. Photography is better for people like me with short attention spans.

Halcyon said...

I'm sure he was an interesting man to talk with. Let's hope Papa likes the present!

William Kendall said...

A splendid portrait!

Cezar and Léia said...

How nice!He looks to be so kind! :)
It's a beautiful portrait!What a wonderful opportunity, glad that you enjoy this event!
Léia

VP said...

I am sure I would like the book and also its author!

llandudnopictures said...

Great shot, hope your dad enjoys his (signed?!) book!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a super personal touch Ciel, you're Dad will love it. Would be funny if this was the time he felt he should read VDP :))

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope your dad will indeed be delighted!