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14th April 2015



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Jane Aitken and Emily Boyce


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7th April 2015




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The Red Notebook

(La Femme au carnet rouge)


‘He was about to commit a forbidden act. A transgression. For no man should rummage through a woman’s handbag.’

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‘He was about to commit a forbidden act. A transgression. For no man should rummage through a woman’s handbag.’  

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?

– Winner of the Prix DOMITYS –
‘This is 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’ Christian House, The Telegraph
‘Definitely a heartwarming tale.’ San Diego Book Review
‘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
‘An instant, flawless masterpiece of Parisian perfection.’ Five stars The Bookbag
‘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
‘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
‘This is a warm whimsical romantic cozy in which the location and the support cast bring plausibility to Laurent’s quest that will remind the audience of the movie SerendipityMidwest Book Review
‘With elements of mystery, romance, and drama coupled with the effervescence and charm of Amelie, The Red Notebook is a perfectly delightful and bubbly tale.’ Typographical Era
Bonus Material
Reading Group Questions
The Journey of a Book from Paris to Western Australia

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