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Muriel Barbery - Author

About the Author

Muriel Barbery teaches philosophy. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is her second novel, which has been highly acclaimed in the press and was awarded the Prix du Rotary international 2007. Her first book, Une gourmandise (Gallimard, 2000), translated into twelve languages was published by Gallic Books as The Gourmet in September 2009.

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Life of Elves

Life of Elves

Author: Muriel Barbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2017

The villagers had never seen anything like it: dense white curtains of snow that instantly transformed the landscape. Not in autumn, not here in Burgundy. And on the same night a baby was discovered, dark-eyed little Maria, who would transform all their lives.Hundreds of miles away in the mountains of Abruzzo, another foundling, Clara, astonishes everyone with her extraordinary talent for piano-playing. But her gifts go far beyond simple musicianship.As a time of great danger looms, though the girls know nothing of each other, it is the bond that unites them and others like them, which will ultimately offer the only chance for good to prevail in the world.

Life of Elves

Life of Elves

Author: Muriel Barbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2016

The villagers had never seen anything like it: dense white curtains of snow that instantly transformed the landscape. Not in autumn, not here in Burgundy. And on the same night a baby was discovered, dark-eyed little Maria, who would transform all their lives.Hundreds of miles away in the mountains of Abruzzo, another foundling, Clara, astonishes everyone with her extraordinary talent for piano-playing. But her gifts go far beyond simple musicianship.As a time of great danger looms, though the girls know nothing of each other, it is the bond that unites them and others like them, which will ultimately offer the only chance for good to prevail in the world.

La vie des elfes

La vie des elfes

Author: Muriel Barbery Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2016

Geroini novogo romana Myuriel' Barberi ZHizn' ehl'fov - dve devochki Klara i Mariya, ehto dve neveroyatnye sud'by, kotoryh kosnulos' volshebstvo. Odna zhivet v Ispanii, v selenii, zateryannom v gorah Abrucci, drugaya - v burgundskoj derevushke. Obe zagadochnym obrazom svyazany s mirom ehl'fov. Odna - talantlivaya pianistka, sposobnaya blagodarya muzyke pronikat' v nezrimoe, drugaya nadelena osobym darom oshchushchat' tajny prirody, chitat' ee znaki, chuyat' prisutstvie nevidimyh sozdanij. Devochki uznayut o strashnoj ugroze, navisshej nad mirom lyudej. Klara i Mariya, nikogda ne vstrechavshiesya drug s drugom, ustanavlivayut mezhdu soboj svyaz' i, ob"e;ediniv usiliya, vstupayut v bitvu, ot iskhoda kotoroj zavisit i zhizn' blizkih im lyudej, i samo sushchestvovanie chelovechestva. Ot avtora EHlegantnosti ezhika!

L'elegance du herisson

L'elegance du herisson

Author: Muriel Barbery Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

;EHlegantnost' ezhika;, vtoroj roman francuzskoj pisatel'nicy Myuriel' Barberi (r. 1969), proslavil ee imya ne tol'ko vo Francii, no i vo mnogih drugih stranah. Myuriel' strastno vlyublena v tvorchestvo L. N. Tolstogo i kul'turu YAponii, i obe ehti strasti ona vyrazila v ehtoj knige. Devochka-podrostok, umnaya i obrazovannaya ne po godam, pozhilaya kons'erzhka, izuchayushchaya filosofskie trudy i slushayushchaya Mocarta, bogatyj yaponec, poselivshijsya na sklone let v roskoshnoj parizhskoj kvartire... O tom, chto svyazyvaet ehtih lyudej, kak menyaetsya ih zhizn' posle togo, kak oni sluchajno nahodyat drug druga, chitatel' uznaet, otkryv ehtot prekrasnyj, tonkij, uvlekatel'nyj roman.

Gourmet

Gourmet

Author: Muriel Barbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2010

France's greatest food critic is dying, after a lifetime in single-minded pursuit of sensual delights. But as Pierre Arthens lies on his death bed, he is tormented by an inability to recall the most delicious food to ever pass his lips, which he ate long before becoming a critic. Desperate to taste it one more time, he looks back over the years to see if he can pin down the elusive dish. Revealing far more than his love of great food, the narration by this larger-than-life individual alternates with the voices of those closest to him and their own experiences of the man. Muriel Barbery's gifts as an evocative storyteller are put to mouth-watering use in this voluptuous and poignant meditation on food and its deeper significance in our lives. A delectable treat to savour.

Elegance of the Hedgehog

Elegance of the Hedgehog

Author: Muriel Barbery Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2009

Rene is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building. She maintains a carefully constructed persona as someone uncultivated but reliable, in keeping with what she feels a concierge should be. But beneath this facade lies the real Rene: passionate about culture and the arts and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives. Down in her lodge, apart from weekly visits by her one friend Manuela, Rene lives with only her cat for company. Meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her and decides to end her life on her thirteenth birthday. But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbours will dramatically alter their lives forever. By turns moving and hilarious, this unusual novel became the top-selling book in France in 2007.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Author: Muriel Barbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2009

Rene is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building. She maintains a carefully constructed persona as someone uncultivated but reliable, in keeping with what she feels a concierge should be. But beneath this facade lies the real Rene: passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives. Down in her lodge, apart from weekly visits by her one friend Manuela, Rene lives with only her cat for company. Meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her, and decides to end her life on her thirteenth birthday. But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbours will dramatically alter their lives forever. By turns moving and hilarious, this unusual and insightful novel is now an international publishing sensation, with sales of over 10 million copies.

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