Book of the month for January

Published
04.01.2021
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This month’s Book of the Month recommendation is The girl who reads on the métro by Christine Féret-Fleury.

About the book

For fans of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Girl Who Reads on the Métro is the French phenomenon by Christine Féret-Fleury ready to charm book-lovers everywhere . . .

When Juliette takes the métro to her loathed office job each morning, her only escape is in books - she avidly reads on her journey and imagines what her fellow commuters' choices might say about them. But when, one day, she decides to alight the train a few stops early and meets Soliman - the mysterious owner of the most enchanting bookshop Juliette has ever seen - she is sure her life will never be the same again. For Soliman also believes in the power of books to change the course of a life - entrusting his passeurs with the task of giving each book to the person who needs it most - and he thinks Juliette is perfect for the job. And so, leaving her old life behind, Juliette will discover the true power a book can have.

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Reviews

'An enchanting story made of literary references that would convince anyone to become a reader, even the most reluctant ones.' - Advantages

'A beautiful tale, wonderfully crazy, for everyone who likes to end a book with a smile on their face.' - Lire

'This magical book will have you under its spell in no time.' - Sunday Post

 

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