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  • Published: 4 January 1991
  • ISBN: 9780099774907
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

Girl At The Lion d'Or




Reissued in new series style to match Faulks's most recent novel Where My Heart Used to Beat, which was a major Sunday Times bestseller in 2016

A haunting historical novel set in France between the two world wars about love and desireFROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER BIRDSONGMid-1930s, Northern France. A mysterious young girl named Anne Louvet arrives at the seedy Hotel du Lion d'Or in the small French town of Janvilliers. She is seeking a job and a new life, far removed from the injustices of her past. At the hotel, Anne meets the cultured, rich and married Hartmann and begins anaffair with the married Great War veteran, revealing her secrets, fears and hopes to him.From award-winning author Sebastian Faulks, Girl at The Lion d'Or is a powerful story of love and conscience, will and desire.

'Beautifully written and extraordinarily moving' The Sunday Times----Also available by Sebastian Faulks as part of the French trilogy series: Birdsong Charlotte Gray

  • Published: 4 January 1991
  • ISBN: 9780099774907
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks’s books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong,A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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Praise for Girl At The Lion d'Or

A survival story with great atmosphere… Endlessly fascinating

TOM CONTI

An unusual and moving novel in which courage and abnegation are pitted against illicit but total love...a poised and well-judged work

Financial Times

A survival story with great atmosphere… Endlessly fascinating

TOM CONTI

I would urge those who appreciated John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman to try this one; they will not be disappointed. They might well think it superior

Sunday Telegraph

[A] story of restrained emotions played out in a period setting among picturesque locations... Faulks gives every sign of being a real novelist, who thinks and feels through the written word

Guardian

[A] powerful story of love, conscience, will and desire

Observer

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