Resistance is futile. you might as well buy it before someone recommends it for your book group. Its charm will make you say yes. --The Guardian
Clever, informative and moving ... this is an admirable novel which deserves as wide a readership here as it had in France. --The Observer
The book's attractive, Amélie-esque Parisian setting and cast of eccentrics will appeal to many --Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
Muriel Barbery is a philosophy teacher. Her first novel, 'The Gourmet' has been translated into twelve languages. Her second novel, 'The Elegance of the Hedgehog' has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.