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And Then Came Paulette

And Then Came Paulette

A charming tale of family, friendship, love and loneliness, a feel-good bestseller that put the smiles back on French faces.

When his son’s family move away (with one last argument on their lips), widower Ferdinand is left with only a sadistic kitten for company on a farm that was built for a family.

Just as loneliness starts to bite, he discovers his neighbour Marceline has long been shivering beneath a leaky roof. He welcomes her to his farm, temporarily of course, and also provides a home for her dog, and for Cornelius, her gluttonous donkey.

As each begrudgingly adjusts to the other’s quirks, yet more new arrivals appear. It seems that Ferdinand isn’t the only one who was all alone, and the dusty farm becomes a haven for lost souls of every age to share their sorrows and set about rediscovering their joie de vivre.

But amidst the newfound hustle and bustle, one final uninvited guest threatens to upset the apple cart once and for all…

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Fiction In Translation

On Sale: 6th March 2014

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9780857052421

Reviews

'A beautiful and realistic novel, which asks readers to think of others as well as themselves' Le Figaro Litteraire.
Le Figaro Litteraire
'A joyous utopia' Le Monde.
Le Monde