Today’s birthday May 13th 1840 : French novelist Alphonse Daudet, most well knwon for his “Lettres de mon moulin” (letters from my wind mill.

Letters from My Windmill  is a collection of short stories all told by the author in the first person about his new life in Provence and about his trips to Corsica and French Algeria. 

It is cherished by many French, particularly in the South, because of the way it paints the local culture.

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