Short Fiction

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In A Widow's Tale      or second source:   1 volume   

The Story

John is 16 years old and lives with his English mother in a small village in the south of France; he dreams of studying art and becoming a painter. John believes his father was a sailor who died before he was born - until one day when he receives some startling news. This is the second story in the "John R" series - see the link below for more information.

Biographical and other notes

The village of Cagnes-sur-Mer is located in the south of France on a bay between Antibes and Nice.

British publishing information

Periodical:   Pall Mall Magazine   March 1894

First edition:   William Blackwood and Sons (collected in A Widow's Tale) 1898

Series and Themes

The John R series
Children and teenagers
Male central character
Stories set in France

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