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The President’s Hat

The President’s Hat

Author(s): Antoine Laurain

Location(s): France

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s



Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President François Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him. Daniel’s thrill at being in such close proximity to the most powerful man in the land persists even after the presidential party has gone, which is when he discovers that Mitterrand’s black felt hat has been left behind. After a few moments’ soul-searching, Daniel decides to keep the hat as a souvenir of an extraordinary evening. It’s a perfect fit, and as he leaves the restaurant Daniel begins to feel somehow … different.

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Enjoy it for its fabulistic narrative, and the way it teeters pleasantly on the edge of Gallic whimsy –The Guardian As entertaining as it is original, this is a story to enjoy like a...

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Author: Tina Hartas

4.5* Oh, just imagine how you might feel if you are in a restaurant and the the president of France sits down at the next table. Daniel is all aflutter when François Mitterrand sits...

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