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The President's Hat by [Laurain, Antoine]
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Enjoy it for its fabulistic narrative, and the way it teeters pleasantly on the edge of Gallic whimsy --Guardian Paperback of the Week

Nostalgic, affectionate, funny and wise, The President's Hat should be read, enjoyed and handed on like a relay baton... or a charismatic black hat. --Lancashire Evening Post

Laurain's gentle, satirical humor remind this reviewer of Jacques Tati's classic films, and, no, you don't have to know French politics to enjoy this charming novel. Fans of Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog will want this. --Library Journal

Nostalgic, affectionate, funny and wise, The President's Hat should be read, enjoyed and handed on like a relay baton... or a charismatic black hat. --Lancashire Evening Post

Laurain's gentle, satirical humor remind this reviewer of Jacques Tati's classic films, and, no, you don't have to know French politics to enjoy this charming novel. Fans of Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog will want this. --Library Journal

About the Author

Antoine Laurain was born in Paris in the early 1970s. He is a writer, collector and director of several short films.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 501 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1908313471
  • Publisher: Gallic Books (28 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BKRX4IW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 243 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,729 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is such a charming little read. A simple, but quite intriguing premise - President Mitterand has lost his hat and it now sits on the head of the diner who sat on the next table to him in the restaurant. Can the hat (and a little of Mitterand's confidence) rub off on its new wearer? Life-changing moments are in store for the succession of people who wear the hat.

The story is a sequence of vignettes held together by the hat, which is passed on, oft times accidentally, from one needy person to the next. A really delightful, French read that doesn't lose its charm in the translation. A sweet and enjoyable tale with a pleasing end.

I would also recommend The Red Notebook by the same author - which is a little more on the romantic side.
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Set in Paris, Rouen and Venice this story follows the lives of several people who have temporary ownership of President Mitterand’s hat after he leaves it in a Paris restaurant one evening.
Whimsical throughout, the story does demonstrate on various levels that we can all achieve great things if we put our minds to it.
A very enjoyable read that kept me chuckling to the end.
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Fabulous book really enjoyed the travels of the hat. My friend borrowed it and now she and her other friends are buying their own copies.
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Very funny full of imagination. I should like to,readit in French
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Really cleverly written and thought out, enjoyed it very much from the first word to the last, would recommend it
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Aguila de Osa
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Interesting and funny in parts, I would say well written
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What I expected
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