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by Antoine Laurain

Portrait Synopsis

While wandering through a Paris auction house, avid collector Pierre-Francois Chaumont is stunned to discover the eighteenth-century portrait of an unknown man who looks just like him. Much to his delight, Chaumont's bid for the work is successful, but back at home his jaded wife and circle of friends are unable to see the resemblance. Chaumont remains convinced of it, and as he researches into the painting's history, he is presented with the opportunity to abandon his tedious existence and walk into a brand new life...

Portrait Press Reviews

'A hymn to la vie Parisienne...enjoy it for its fabulistic narrative, and the way it teeters pleasantly on the edge of Gallic whimsy' The Guardian; 'Like finding a gem among the bric-a-brac in a local brocante' Christian House, The Telegraph; 'Resist this novel if you can; it's the very quintessence of French romance' The Times; 'Soaked in Parisian atmosphere, this lovely, clever, funny novel will have you rushing to the Eurostar post-haste' Daily Mail

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910477434
Publication date: 13th July 2017
Author: Antoine Laurain
Publisher: Gallic Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Antoine Laurain

Antoine Laurain lives in Paris and is a screenwriter, antiques collector and the author of several prize-winning novels.

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