Gin, the monkey trainer who sold Pépée to Mr Ferré and who said: "I divorced three times because of my chimpanzees, be careful! More than any other animal, a chimpanzee must know who is the master otherwise you are heading for disaster."
Covered with bites, the servants eventually fled the 16th chateau, now totally given over to animals, including a 350kg pig called Baba that would watch TV and have its ears waxed with olive oil.
The singer blamed his wife for the animal's death, and the pair divorced.
"Miss Butor's account of the descent into animal tyranny reads as a cautionary tale into the laissez-faire, peace and love attitude of the 1960s adopted by her anarchist stepfather, who eschewed all types of authority."
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