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A LITERARY PAGE-TURNER,
This review is from: The Foundling Boy (Paperback)
This is a gem of a novel from a writer almost unknown to English Readers - great credit to Gallic Books for publishing this book this year and its sequel next.
A literary novel, without pretensions, written as Balzac might have written had he been around in the twentieth century. A vivid portrait of middle class Normandy in the inter-war years, with excursions to the South of France, London and Paris.
Hugely entertaining, some scenes are pure Wodehouse and others reminiscent of Tom Sharpe. The book is by turns comic and philosophical and manages at the same time to be a page-turner.
Full marks to Julian Evans for his sparkling translation.