The Road To Ruin

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Journey To The End Of The Night20010815

Robert McNab reconstructs the extraordinary journey made by the French novelist Louis Ferdinand Celine across a bombed-out Europe towards the end of the Second World War. Celine had made his name in the 1930s with the novel `Journey to the End of the Night', before siding with the Vichy regime during the occupation and fleeing to Germany just before the Normandy landings. This flight provided material for a final trilogy of hallucinatory novels - `Castle to Castle', `North' and `Rigadoon'. With Kenneth Cranham as Celine.