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Perfume The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
  

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One of Trinny Woodall's favourite books.

Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on the filthy streets of Paris as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human's. Soon, he is creating the most sublime fragrances in all the city. Yet there is one odour he cannot capture. It is exquisite, magical: the scent of a young virgin. And to get it he must kill. And kill. And kill...

If you like Patrick Suskind you might also like to read books by Iain Pears, Sandor Marai and Barry Unsworth.

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Perfume The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

About the Author

Patrick Suskind was born near Munich, in 1949. He studied medieval and modern history at the University of Munich. His first play, The Double Bass, was written in 1980 and became an international success. His first novel, Perfume, became an internationally acclaimed bestseller. He is also the author of The Pigeon and Mr. Summer's Story, and a coauthor of the enormously successful German television series Kir Royal. Patrick Suskind lives and writes in Munich.

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Publication date

1st April 2010

Author

Patrick Suskind

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780141041155

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