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The Elegance of the Hedgehog By Muriel Barbery

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

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Summary

In this enthralling international bestseller, two girls live inconspicuous lives in the center of an elegant Paris apartment building. It is only when a stranger moves into their building--and sees through the girls' disguises--that Paloma and Rene discover their kindred spirits.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog Summary

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Renee is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, home to members of the great and the good. Over the years she has maintained her carefully constructed persona as someone reliable but totally uncultivated, in keeping, she feels, with society's expectations of what a concierge should be. But beneath this facade lies the real Renee: passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives. Down in her lodge, apart from weekly visits by her one friend Manuela, Renee lives resigned to her lonely lot with only her cat for company. Meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her, and decides to end her life on her thirteenth birthday. But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbours will dramatically alter their lives forever. By turn moving and hilarious, this unusual novel became the top-selling book in France in 2007 with sales of over 900,000 copies to-date.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog Reviews

aThe formula that made more than half a million readers in France fall in love with this book has, among other ingredients: intelligent humor, fine sentiments, an excellent literary and philosophical backdrop, good taste, sophistication and substance.
"La Repubblica"
Enthusiastically recommended for anyone who loves books that grow quietly and then blossom suddenly.
"Marie Claire" (France)
An exquisite book in the form of a philosophical fable that has enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers.
"Elle" (Italy)
aNobody ever imagined that this tender, funny book with a philosophical vein would have enjoyed such incredible success. For some, it is part "Sophieas World" by Jostein Gaarder, part "Monsieur Malaussene" by Daniel Pennac. While for others it resembles a written version of the film Amelie. Either way, readers are responding in vast numbers.
"Le Monde"
The formula that made more than half a million readers in France fall in love with this book has, among other ingredients: intelligent humor, fine sentiments, an excellent literary and philosophical backdrop, good taste, sophistication and substance.
"La Repubblica"
Enthusiastically recommended for anyone who loves books that grow quietly and then blossom suddenly.
"Marie Claire" (France)
An exquisite book in the form of a philosophical fable that has enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers.
"Elle" (Italy)
Nobody ever imagined that this tender, funny book with a philosophical vein would have enjoyed such incredible success. For some, it is part "Sophie s World" by Jostein Gaarder, part "Monsieur Malaussene" by Daniel Pennac. While for others it resembles a written version of the film Amelie. Either way, readers are responding in vast numbers.
"Le Monde"
?The formula that made more than half a million readers in France fall in love with this book has, among other ingredients: intelligent humor, fine sentiments, an excellent literary and philosophical backdrop, good taste, sophistication and substance.?
?"La Repubblica"

?Enthusiastically recommended for anyone who loves books that grow quietly and then blossom suddenly.?
?"Marie Claire" (France)

?An exquisite book in the form of a philosophical fable that has enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers.?
?"Elle" (Italy)

?Nobody ever imagined that this tender, funny book with a philosophical vein would have enjoyed such incredible success. For some, it is part "Sophie's World" by Jostein Gaarder, part "Monsieur Malaussene" by Daniel Pennac. While for others it resembles a written version of the film Amelie. Either way, readers are responding in vast numbers.?
?"Le Monde"

Additional information

GOR001422841
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Used - Good
Hardback
Gallic Books
2008-09-01
320
1906040168
9781906040161
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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