Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain



I don't usually read translated books but was enticed to read this one by the review in What Danielle Did Next.  Thanks!  I agree with Danielle that 'THE RED NOTEBOOK is quite simply a gem of a book. Uplifting, sweet with plenty of Gallic charm and wit, it will warm your heart.'

The book has been translated from French by Emily Boyce and Jane Aitken – a pretty good job too.  The book is a novella rather than a novel which means it is a pretty quick read.

This is a gentle engaging story based on a bookseller who finds a woman's handbag which has been tossed aside by a mugger and sets out to find its owner.  Being set in Paris is also a major plus!

1 comment:

  1. I work in a bookstore, and this has been one of our top sellers almost since the day I unpacked it! It really is a delightful story, and I also think it appeals to people who don't read much -- it's short, and it's not "depressing". I've noticed that infrequent readers always request books that are "uplifting" or "not depressing".

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