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The elegance of the hedgehog

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Renee is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building on the Left Bank. To the residents she is honest, reliable and uncultivated - an ideal concierge. But Renee has a secret. Beneath this conventional facade she is a passionate autodidact, and more truly cultured than many of her self-important employers. Down in her lodge, Renee is resigned to living a lie; meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid a predictably bourgeois future, and plans to commit suicide on her thirteenth birthday. But the death of one of their privileged neighbours will bring dramatic change to number 7, Rue de Grenelle, altering the course of both their lives forever. By turn moving and hilarious, this unusual and insightful novel has sold 2.5 million copies in French and is now an international publishing sensation.

Item details

Author(s):
Barbery, Muriel
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1906040184
ISBN-13:
9781906040185
Number of pages:
320
Publisher:
Gallic

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Renee is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building on the Left Bank. To the residents she is honest, reliable and uncultivated - an ideal concierge. But Renee has a secret. Beneath this conventional facade she is a passionate autodidact, and more truly cultured than many of her self-important employers. Down in her lodge, Renee is resigned to living a lie; meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid a predictably bourgeois future, and plans to commit suicide on her thirteenth birthday. But the death of one of their privileged neighbours will bring dramatic change to number 7, Rue de Grenelle, altering the course of both their lives forever. By turn moving and hilarious, this unusual and insightful novel has sold 2.5 million copies in French and is now an international publishing sensation.

Author(s):
Barbery, Muriel
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1906040184
ISBN-13:
9781906040185
Number of pages:
320
Publisher:
Gallic

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