By Jacques Tardi
En ce mois de décembre 1911, Paris est secouée par los angeles brusque réapparition de los angeles peste et par une mystérieuse imprecise de disparitions sur le Pont-Neuf. Adèle, déterminée à venger l. a. mort de son ami Lucien Ripol, mène l'enquête, persuadée qu'un lien existe entre ces trois affaires. Affrontant travel à journey Albert, son ancien complice, et une redoutable secte d'adorateurs du démon Pazuzu, arrivera-t-elle à échapper aux différentes menaces qui planent sur elle ?
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It is an interesting conjunction of social developments which led to such interwar obsessions as doit-yourself homemaking, model-railway building and radio construction (and listening). Such opportunities and the facilities in the new housing readily explain why one council tenant reported that their new house ‘was just like a palace’. An enquiry conducted just before the outbreak of the Second World War found that 80 per cent of a sample of residents in new working-class housing estates, the vast majority, were satisfied with their homes.
While the prevalence of poverty and the inequalities in income were not new features of British society, this reduction of the 22 North and West to a low income area was, like the change in employment prospects it reflects, a reversal of nineteenth-century patterns. It must rank as another important qualification to the otherwise real record of improvements in living standards in interwar Britain. Housing One sign of the rising living standards of the majority of British families was the impressive amount of house-building between the wars.
Indeed, only the wealthiest of his groups actually had an intake of all the ingredients he believed essential. He concluded that in general ‘a diet completely adequate for health according to modern standards is reached only at an income level above that of 50 per cent of the population’ (8, 12). This conclusion aroused considerable debate, but other studies supported the broadly similar conclusion that malnutrition, as redefined, was far from uncommon in modern Britain and was particularly apparent among lower income groups.
Adèle Blanc-Sec, Tome 2 : Le démon de la Tour Eiffel by Jacques Tardi