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ILLUSTRATIONS

Leautaud at home in a corner of his garden at Fontenay-aux-Roses frontispiece

i. Firmin Leautaud facing page 32 2. Jeanne Forestier 32 3. Leautaud as a small boy with his nurse 32 4. Leautaud at the age of twenty-nine in 1901 33 5. The actress Marguerite Moreno 33 6. Jeanne Marie 80 7. Blanche Blanc 80 8. Georgette Crozier as an old lady 80 9. The tempestuous Madame Cayssac 81

10. Mme Cayssac with two of her cats 81 11 . Remy de Gourmont 96 12. Marcel Schwob 96 13. Andre Gide 96 14. Paul Valery 96 15. Alfred Vallette 97 16. Vallette’s wife, Rachilde 97 17. Apollinaire, Andre Billy and Marie Laurencin 128 18. Leautaud, Andre Billy and Andre Rouveyre 128 19. Valery and Leautaud 128 20. Leautaud with the famous quill pen 129 21. ‘Photograph me if you like . . 129 22. Mademoiselle Marie Dormoy 144 23. The house at Fontenay-aux-Roses 14) 24. A part of the overgrown garden at Fontenay 145 25. Reading proofs 176 26. At lunch with Madame Gould 176 27. ‘Guenette’, the monkey 177 28. ‘Mademoiselle Barbette’ 177 29. Feeding time 177 30. A character out of Moliere 192 31. ‘My favourite company’ x93 32. Towards the end *93