Blogs in August 2021

A Single Rose 19th August 2021

The temples and teahouses of Kyoto are the scene of a Frenchwoman’s emotional awakening in the stunning new novel by international bestseller Muriel Barbery. Rose has turned 40, but has barely begun to live. When the Japanese father she...

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Gourmet Rhapsody 10th June 2020

A French food critic faces his mortality in an “entertaining and witty” novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’. In the heart of Paris, in the same posh building made famous in ‘The...

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog 1st January 1970

Renee is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, home to members of the great and the good. Over the years she has maintained her carefully constructed persona as someone reliable but totally uncultivated, in keeping, she feels,...

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