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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Gallic Books
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.4 X 0.5 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781910477977

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About the Author

Antoine Laurain is the award-winning author of nine novels including The Red Notebook (Indie Next, MIBA bestseller) and The President's Hat (Waterstones Book Club, Indies Introduce). His books have been translated into 25 languages and sold more than 200,000 copies in English. He lives in Paris. Emily Boyce is a translator and editor. She was shortlisted for the French Book Office New Talent in Translation Award in 2008, the French-American Translation Prize in 2016, and the Scott Moncrieff Prize in 2021. She lives in London. Jane Aitken is a publisher and translator from the French. Polly Mackintosh is a translator from French and has worked on titles from authors such as Antoine Laurain and Serge Joncour.

Reviews

Praise for Antoine Laurain:

'The very quintessence of French romance' The Times

'A hymn to la vie Parisienne... enjoy it for its fabulistic narrative, and the way it teeters pleasantly on the edge of Gallic whimsy' The Guardian

'Tender and charming ... with characteristic Gallic flair' Foreword Reviews

'Guaranteed fun' Publishers Weekly

'A short, beautifully written evocation of Paris' Financial Times

'Like finding a gem among the bric-a-brac in a local brocante' The Telegraph

'Soaked in Parisian atmosphere, this lovely, clever, funny novel will have you rushing to the Eurostar post-haste... A gem' Daily Mail

'Delightfully nostalgic escapism' Sunday Mirror

'A real tonic for the soul' NB

'Like fine wine, Laurain's novels get better with each one he writes' Phaedra Patrick, author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

'As inventive and perceptive as you could wish for' Max Easterman, European Literature Network

'Warm-hearted and witty ... both effortlessly readable and charmingly profound' CultureFly

'Someone can always come along and make our world a lot more perfect than before. One such is M Laurain himself, for he really is most readable, warm-hearted and enjoyable' The Book Bag