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Francis J. Murphy

Francis J. Murphy, a specialist in the history of modern France, taught at Boston College for more than thirty years. Among his many publications are several articles and two books concerning Père Jacques, including a biography, Père Jacques: Resplendent in Victory.

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Au revoir les enfants: Père Jacques and the Petit-Collège d’Avon
The site of Louis Malle’s film Au revoir les enfants was the Petit-Collège d’Avon, a residential prep school located on the grounds of the Carmelite monastery abutting the park of the fabled French palace of Fontainebleau. Malle attended this sc…

By Francis J. Murphy