"One day, someone told me that I was the Alexandre Dumas of ancient Egypt. What a compliment! With a smile on his face, Christian Jacq makes no secret of his pleasure in telling this anecdote. He shares with the author of "The Three Musketeers" the ambition to entertain while instructing his reader. His elder on the history of France, he on ancient Egypt, a passion that has devoured him since childhood and that has never let him go.
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To meet him, you have to cross the Jura to Lausanne, Switzerland, where the writer has lived for years. There was no snow on this autumn day, but there were torrential downpours that put an end to any hope of seeing the city and its lake. A dog's time that does not prevent the author from wearing his 76 years beautifully. Beige jacket over black trousers, plaid scarf, naughty look, we barely pronounce the word Egypt when his eyes sparkle and he tells us how "the Beautiful Stories of Uncle Paul" that he devours in the "Spirou" albums have changed his life. He was not even 10 years old and met Tutankhamun for the first time.
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