'A clever, funny novel . . . a masterpiece of Parisian perfection' - Duchess of Cornwall
'The very quintessence of French romance' - The Times
Bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street, and feels impelled to return it...Read More
Bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street, and feels impelled to return it to its owner. The bag contains no money, phone or contact information. But a small red notebook with handwritten thoughts and jottings reveals a person that Laurent would very much like to meet. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?
Antoine Laurain is the award-winning author of six novels including The Red Notebook (Indie Next, MIBA bestseller) and The President's Hat (Waterstones Book Club, Indies Introduce). His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than 180,000 copies in English. He lives in Paris.
"In equal parts an offbeat romance, detective story and a clarion call for metropolitans to look after their neighbours. . . . Reading The Red Notebook is a little like finding a gem among the bric-a-brac in a local brocante." - The Telegraph
"Resist this novel if you can; it's the very quintessence of French romance" - The Times
"Soaked in Parisian atmosphere, this lovely, clever, funny novel will have you rushing to the Eurostar post-haste. . . . A gem" - Daily Mail
"This tender and charming romance, written with characteristic Gallic flair, is part mystery and part love story. Flawlessly written, it does everything just right and, at the end, leaves a smile of satisfaction" - Foreword Reviews
"An instant, flawless masterpiece of Parisian perfection" - The Bookbag
"Lovely, clever, funny and soaked in fabulous Parisian atmosphere, this is the perfect French holiday read" - Daily Mail
"An endearing love story written in beautifully poetic prose. It is an enthralling mystery about chasing the unknown, the nostalgia for what could have been, and most importantly, the persistence of curiosity" - San Francisco Book Review