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The House In Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
  

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The House In Paris by Elizabeth Bowen

This title comes with an introduction by A.S. Byatt. When eleven-year-old Henrietta arrives at the Fishers' residence in Paris, little does she know what fascinating secrets the house itself contains. Henrietta finds that her visit coincides with that of Leopold, an intense child who has come to Paris to be introduced to the mother he has never known. In the course of a single day, the mystery surrounding Leopold, his parents, Henrietta's agitated hostess and the dying matriarch in bed upstairs, come to light slowly and tantalisingly.

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A compelling story, inspired with a deep insight into human nature Times Literary Supplement Her most atmospheric book ... very eerie and richly descriptive Daily Telegraph


About the Author

Elizabeth Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, the only child of an Irish lawyer and land-owner. She travelled a great deal, dividing most of her time between London and Bowen's Court, the family house in County Cork which she inherited. Her first book, a collection of shorts stories, Encounters, was published in 1923. The Hotel (1926) was her first novel. She was awarded the CBE in 1948, and received honorary degrees from Trinity College, Dublin in 1949, and from Oxford University in 1956. The Royal Society of Literature made her a Companion of Literature in 1965. Elizabeth Bowen died in 1973.

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Publication date

14th May 1998

Author

Elizabeth Bowen

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099276487

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