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The Baby of Belleville by Anne Marsella

The Baby of Belleville

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The Baby of Belleville by Anne Marsella

Jane de la Rochefoucault has just brought home her firstborn and her world is in chaos.As well as the nappies, the night-time gurgling, and the constant feeding, she can barely move for packing cases and the cumbersome musical instruments that her aristocratic French composer husband keeps inventing. And then one evening, a knock on the door brings some unexpected visitors: three kung fu experts bearing gifts for the baby. When the kung fu trio go missing (along with some stolen cars), Jane and Charles suddenly find themselves being interrogated by the police who seem to suspect that the kung fu-ers had links to a mysterious underground organization, and - ma foi! - that Jane's mother-in-law may have a hand in the whole thing too -

About the Author

Originally from California's San Joaquin Valley, ANNE MARSELLA now lives in Paris with her husband, a jazz musician, and their son.Her previous books are an acclaimed collection of stories, The Lost and Found and Other Stories (NYU Press), Patsy Boone (Editions de la Difference) and Remedy (Portobello, 2007).

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2011


Anne Marsella

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Portobello Books Ltd an imprint of Granta Books


400 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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