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Episode 5

Book of the Week, Mitterrand Episode 5 of 5

Mitterrand left the Elysee Palace for the last time in 1995, after 14 years in power. In the words of his rival Jacque Chirac, he bequeathed to France 'a modern, calm democracy'.

He spent his last days not at the house he had shared with his wife, but in a state apartment where both of his families could spend time with him.

This biography of the French President was written by Philip Short, and is read by Henry Goodman.

Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Nov 2013 00:30

Credits

Role Contributor
ReaderHenry Goodman
ProducerJane Marshall
AbridgerJane Marshall
AuthorPhilip Short

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