French youths smoking cigarettes (well, I suppose that’s what they were).

Les Clops.

I suppose it is spelt like that ?  It might be les cloppes. It is French slang for cigarettes.  Fags, I suppose.  I did this little sketch in the car while we were at traffic lights.  A group of unwashed-looking youths sat on the steps of a war memorial, smoking for all life was worth. They were so serious about it.  Talking and puffing and gesticulating.  So serious.

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Catherine Broughton is a novelist, a poet and an artist.  She is widely travelled and writes regularly for magazines and blog sites.  Her sketches are on her web site .  Her books are available from Amazon and on Kindle, or can be ordered from several leading book stores.


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Catherine Broughton is a novelist, a poet and an artist.  Her books are available as e-books on this site:-            “A Call from France”          “French Sand”         ”The Man with Green Fingers”        “Saying Nothing”

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Posted on 28/08/2012 by Catherine
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