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The Girl at the Lion d'Or by Sebastian Faulks
  

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A beautifully controlled and powerful story of love and conscience, will and desire which begins when a mysterious young girl arrives to take up the post at the seedy Hotel du Lion d'Or in a small French town in the mid 1930s.

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The Girl at the Lion d'Or by Sebastian Faulks


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'This moving and profound novel is perfectly constructed, and admirable in its configurations of place and period.' - Times

'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

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born and brought up in Newbury, Berkshire. He worked in journalism before starting to write books. He is best known for the French trilogy, The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray (1989-1997) and is also the author of a triple biography, The Fatal Englishman (1996); a small book of literary parodies, Pistache (2006); and the novels Human Traces (2005) and Engleby (2007). He lives in London with his wife and their three children. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1993 and appointed CBE for services to literature in 2002. He lives in London with his wife and their three children.

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Publication date

18th October 1990

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Sebastian Faulks

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099774907

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