Happy birthday Jules Gabriel Verne! The author of one of our all-time favourite books: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours - Around the World in Eighty Days.
Probably no other fictional author has been more influential in helping shape my early years and my motivation to one day travel the world - eventually creating Chateau Rouge Fine Foods - Sean, Founder Chateau Rouge.
Legend has it that when Verne was only 11 years old, he secretly got a job as a cabin boy on board a ship en route to the Indies. He wanted to bring back a coral necklace for his cousin Caroline - this was before the internet! The ship first stopped at Paimboeuf, where his father arrived just in time to catch his son and make him promise to travel " only in his imagination".
It is not known for certain if this the legend is a fantastic tale invented by Verne's first biographer, his niece Marguerite Allotte de la Füye, though a real incident may have inspired it. It seems that marketing then as today still thrives on big stories and sensational headlines.
Enjoy discovering more about this truly legendary author and if you have a chance pick up a copy of one of his original books.
More great info about the author Jules Gabriel Verne at Wikipedia
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