We don’t know much about the author of the notebooks who chronicled the journey to Kafiristan, Armel Gaulme. A few pencil marks attest to his French citizenship but, besides a blurry photograph and the odd reference, no other information exists about his life.
By chance, his notebooks that were thought lost forever over a century ago are now under the spotlight.
The tale of their discovery would be worth a novel in itself, but suffice to say it took one of Gaulme’s descendants ten years to recover them. This individual, who coincidentally is also called Armel, has entrusted Caurette Editions with publishing these startling chronicles.