Elegance Of The Hedgehog

Barbery, Muriel

£9.99

Renée is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, home to members of the great and the good. But beneath this façade lies the real Renée: passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives.

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Renée 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 Renée has a secret. Beneath this conventional façade she is a passionate autodidact, and more truly cultured than many of her self-important employers. Down in her lodge, Renée 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.

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Weight 300 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 24 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

843.92 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K