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A 22 ans, la vie de François Ragon semble déjà toute tracée. Pur produit de la grande bourgeoisie bordelaise, il a tout naturellement vocation à reprendre le vignoble familial. C'est du moins l'avis de son père. Or, pour réussir dans le négoce, en 1922, il faut parler l'anglais et surtout l'anglais des affaires. Sur les instances paternelles, le jeune François s'en va donc passer quelque temps à Londres, en compagnie de son cousin, pour y prendre des cours spécialisés. Seulement voilà, sur les rives de la Tamise, loin de l'emprise familiale, Ragon junior oublie assez vite le but de son séjour au pays de Shakespeare. Il préfère se balader ou aller traîner dans les pubs, au Green Dog, par exemple, sur les docks de l'East End, où la serveuse, Nelly, est si charmante, et où un orchestre américain joue une nouvelle musique fraîchement importée des States où elle fait fureur: le charleston!
Nelly est amoureuse, elle en oublie le gouffre social qui les separe, elle en oublie meme l'etrangleur qui rode dans son quartier, et qui a deja tue trois jeunes femmes aux ceveux aussi blonds que les siens.
A clean unmarked copy of this novel first published in 1967.

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Author(s):
Fallet, René
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
221

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A 22 ans, la vie de François Ragon semble déjà toute tracée. Pur produit de la grande bourgeoisie bordelaise, il a tout naturellement vocation à reprendre le vignoble familial. C'est du moins l'avis de son père. Or, pour réussir dans le négoce, en 1922, il faut parler l'anglais et surtout l'anglais des affaires. Sur les instances paternelles, le jeune François s'en va donc passer quelque temps à Londres, en compagnie de son cousin, pour y prendre des cours spécialisés. Seulement voilà, sur les rives de la Tamise, loin de l'emprise familiale, Ragon junior oublie assez vite le but de son séjour au pays de Shakespeare. Il préfère se balader ou aller traîner dans les pubs, au Green Dog, par exemple, sur les docks de l'East End, où la serveuse, Nelly, est si charmante, et où un orchestre américain joue une nouvelle musique fraîchement importée des States où elle fait fureur: le charleston!
Nelly est amoureuse, elle en oublie le gouffre social qui les separe, elle en oublie meme l'etrangleur qui rode dans son quartier, et qui a deja tue trois jeunes femmes aux ceveux aussi blonds que les siens.
A clean unmarked copy of this novel first published in 1967.

Author(s):
Fallet, René
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
221

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