There were dropped jaws and a few sideways glances on a train in France earlier today, when a woman was seen wearing a yellow beret-style hat.
The woman, a pretty young girl aged about 24, was sitting in a third-class carriage on the Paris to Médan service.
She was also wearing a black dress, dainty purple gloves, and had a green cardigan slung over her arm. On the seat, next to her, was an old, battered, brown suitcase.
Only God knows what was in there!
The girl was reading an Italian newspaper, although she may have just been looking at the pictures.
When questioned, she said she was going to see Zola's house.
A man passing by, on his way to toilet, said:
"He doesn't live there anymore."