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ISBN
9781910477342

eBook ISBN
9781910477472

Publication date
12th June 2017

RRP
£8.99

Binding
PB B

Extent (number of pages)
112

Translator
Julian Evans

Territory

WEL

BIC category
F FA

US publication date
13th June 2017

US RRP
$14.95

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Your Father’s Room

(La chambre de ton père)

Author Michel Déon

£8.99 £4.49

A vivid recreation of the interwar period, this fictionalised memoir is a touching and very true depiction of boyhood and how our early experiences affect us.

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A vivid recreation of the interwar period, Michel Déon’s fictionalised memoir is a touching and very true depiction of boyhood and how our early experiences affect us.

‘You can’t possibly remember. You weren’t even a year old…’

Édouard (Michel Déon’s real name) looks back on his 1920s childhood spent in Paris and Monte Carlo. Within a bourgeois yet unconventional upbringing, ‘Teddy’, an observant and sensitive boy, must deal with not just the universal trials of growing up, but also the sudden tragedy that strikes at the heart of his family.

Reviews
‘Artfully told… readers, propelled by Julian Evans’ silky-smooth translation, will find the ride in Déon’s balloon exhilarating’ TLS
‘Wonderful, immersive. He deserves to have a wider English audience.’ Historical Novel Society Magazine
‘Your Father’s Room is a bittersweet masterpiece of confusion and heartache, nuance and atmosphere (…) Nostalgic and disturbingly familiar, Michel Déon’s remembrance of things past is well worth reading.’ BookBlast
Praise for the Foundling novels:
‘I loved this book…It is not just a glimpse into the past, but the study of the heart of a man and his times’ Paul Theroux
‘Our lives would be all the richer if we read a Michel Déon novel’ William Boyd
‘Wryly funny prose … a delight’ Independent on Sunday
‘It is shamefully parochial of us that this eminent writer has been so ignored’ Sunday Times
‘A big-hearted coming-of-age shaggy-dog story …  leaves you feeling better about life’ The Spectator
‘Deserves a place alongside Flaubert’s Sentimental Education and Le Grand MeaulnesNew Statesman
‘Déon is an outrageous storyteller’ TLS
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Michel Déon on ‘Your Father’s Room’

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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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