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9781910477281
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ISBN
9781910477281

eBook ISBN
9781910477403

Publication date
10th January 2017

RRP
£8.99

Binding
PB B

Extent (number of pages)
288

Translator
Julian Evans

Territory

Worldwide : Exclusive

BIC category
FA / FYT

US publication date
10th January 2017

US RRP
$14.95

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The Great and the Good

(La Cour Des Grands)

Author Michel Déon

£8.99

From the acclaimed author of The Foundling Boy comes this new classic set in 1950s America.
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From the acclaimed author of The Foundling Boy comes this new classic set in 1950s America.

Arthur Morgan is aboard the Queen Mary bound for the United States, where a scholarship at an Ivy League university awaits him, along with the promise of a glittering future.

But the few days spent on the ship will have a defining effect on the young Frenchman, when he encounters the love of his life.

Reviews
‘A wonderfully well-crafted and moving essay on the enduring and often illogical pain of first love.’ The Daily Mail
‘Déon creates characters of quirky depth..slyly funny, yet still touching’ The Sunday Times
‘Artfully told… readers, propelled by Julian Evans’ silky-smooth translation, will find the ride in Déon’s balloon exhilarating’ TLS
‘Expertly translated from the French, the novel is a unique take on the coming-of-age genre.’ Historical Novel Society
‘Luxury and refinement are paramount in Michel Déon’s The Great and the Good.’ Wall Street Journal
‘…entertaining — and even quite moving at times.’ The Complete Review
‘An elegant and reflective writer’ The New York Times
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Michel Déon, who was born in Paris and died in Galway in 2016 at the age of 97, was the author of more than 50 works of fiction and non-fiction, and a member of the Académie Française. His 1970 novel Les Poneys Sauvages was awarded the prestigious Prix Interallié and in 1973 Un Taxi Mauve (later mad…

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