Red Notebook

Author(s): Antoine Laurain; Jane Aitken (Translator); Emily Boyce (Translator)


Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red notebook with her jottings, which really makes him want to meet her. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?


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'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 'As entertaining as it is original, this is a story to enjoy like a chocolate with a surprise centre.' Marie France 'Its gentle satirical humor reminded me of Jacques Tati's classic films' Library Journal

Antoine Laurain was born in Paris and is a screenwriter, antiques collector and the author of five novels.

General Fields

  • : 9781908313867
  • : Gallic Books, Limited
  • : Gallic Books
  • : May 2015
  • : 196mm X 127mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Antoine Laurain; Jane Aitken (Translator); Emily Boyce (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 843.92
  • : 240