The Safety Matches

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The Safety Matches
Author Robert Sabatier
Original title Les Allumettes suédoises
Translator Patsy Southgate
Country France
Language French
Publisher Albin Michel
Publication date
1969
Published in English
1972
ISBN ISBN 0-525-19595-5

The Safety Matches (French title: Les Allumettes suédoises), also translated under the title The Match Boy, is a novel by Robert Sabatier, published in 1969 by Albin Michel and translated into English by Patsy Southgate in 1972.[1][2]

It is the first volume of an autobiographical series whose main character is a boy named Olivier.

An immediate best-seller, the book was adapted for French TV by Jacques Ertaud in 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catalogue entry of the American edition, National Library of Australia. Accessed 14 July 2013
  2. ^ Catalogue entry of the British edition, National Library of Australia. Accessed 14 July 2013


This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.