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ISBN
9781910477977

eBook ISBN
9781910477984

Publication date
22nd September 2020

RRP
£10.99

Imprint
Gallic Books

Binding
PB Demy

Extent (number of pages)
176pp

Translator
Jane Aitken, Emily Boyce & Polly Mackintosh

Territory

WEL

BIC category
F, FYT

Category

The Readers’ Room [Export Edition]

(Le Service des manuscrits)

£10.99

The murders in a crime novel start to become reality in this dazzling work of mystery, love and the power of books from Antoine Laurain.

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Description

When the manuscript of a debut crime novel arrives at a Parisian publishing house, everyone in the readers’ room is convinced it’s something special. And the committee for France’s highest literary honour, the Prix Goncourt, agrees.

But when the shortlist is announced, there’s a problem for editor Violaine Lepage: she has no idea of the author’s identity. As the police begin to investigate a series of murders strangely reminiscent of those recounted in the book, Violaine is not the only one looking for answers. And, suffering memory blanks following an aeroplane accident, she’s beginning to wonder what role she might play in the story …

Antoine Laurain, bestselling author of The Red Notebook, combines intrigue and charm in this dazzling novel of mystery, love and the power of books.

Praise for Vintage 1954
‘A glorious time-slip caper … Just wonderful’ Daily Mail
‘Delightfully nostalgic escapism set in a gorgeously conjured Paris of 1954’ Sunday Mirror
‘Like fine wine, Laurain’s novels get better with each one he writes … a charming and warm-hearted read’ Phaedra Patrick, author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Praise for Antoine Laurain
‘A master storyteller’ Huffington Post
‘The very quintessence of French romance’ The Times
‘A little like finding a gem among the bric-a-brac in a local brocante’ The Telegraph
‘Soaked in Parisian atmosphere … will have you rushing to the Eurostar post-haste’ Daily Mail
Antoine Laurain

Meet the author

Antoine Laurain is a novelist, screenwriter, journalist, director and collector of antique keys. A truly born and bred Parisian, after studying film, he began his career directing short films and writing screenplays. His passion for art led him to take a job assisting an antiques dealer in Paris. Th…

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