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‘A clever, funny novel . . . a masterpiece of Parisian perfection’ Duchess of Cornwall

'The very quintessence of French romance' The Times

Bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street, and feels impelled to return it to its owner. The bag contains no money, phone or contact information. But a small red notebook with handwritten thoughts and jottings reveals a person that Laurent would very much like to meet. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908313867
Publisher: Gallic Books Limited
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 97,186
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Antoine Laurain is the award-winning author of six novels including The Red Notebook (Indie Next, MIBA bestseller) and The President’s Hat (Waterstones Book Club, Indies Introduce). His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than 180,000 copies in English. He lives in Paris.

What People are Saying About This

Foreword Reviews

'This tender and charming romance, written with characteristic Gallic flair, is part mystery and part love story. Flawlessly written, it does everything just right and, at the end, leaves a smile of satisfaction.’

San Francisco Book Review

‘An endearing love story written in beautifully poetic prose. It is an enthralling mystery about chasing the unknown, the nostalgia for what could have been, and most importantly, the persistence of curiosity.’

The Telegraph

‘This is in equal parts an offbeat romance, detective story and a clarion call for metropolitans to look after their neighbours … Reading 'The Red Notebook' is a little like finding a gem among the bric-a-brac in a local brocante.’

Daily Mail

'Soaked in Parisian atmosphere, this lovely, clever, funny novel will have you rushing to the Eurostar post-haste… A gem.’

The Times

'Resist this novel if you can; it’s the very quintessence of French romance’

San Diego Book Review

'Definitely a heartwarming tale.’


'This is a novel you read with a smile on your face and a thirst to find out how it ends.'

Typographical Era

'With elements of mystery, romance, and drama coupled with the effervescence and charm of Amelie, The Red Notebook is a perfectly delightful and bubbly tale.’

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