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Antoine Laurain, Jane Aitken (Translated by), Emily Boyce (Translated by)

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‘He was about to commit a forbidden act. A transgression. For no man should rummage through a woman’s handbag.’

Described as 'Parisian perfection' by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, The Red Notebook is a charming, quirky love story from one of the UK's favourite French authors.

'The very quintessence of French romance' The Times

'Soaked in Parisian atmosphere, this lovely, clever, funny novel will have you rushing to the Eurostar post-haste. . . . the perfect French holiday read' Daily Mail  

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?

Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 240 pages
ISBN-10: 1908313862
Item Weight: 0.3 lbs
Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.02 x 7.6 inches

'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' The Telegraph

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

'Definitely a heartwarming tale' San Diego Book Review

'Soaked in Parisian atmosphere, this lovely, clever, funny novel will have you rushing to the Eurostar post-haste. . . . the perfect French holiday read' Daily Mail

'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' Foreword Reviews 

'An instant, flawless masterpiece of Parisian perfection' The Bookbag

'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' San Francisco Book Review

'A warm whimsical romantic cozy in which the location and the support cast bring plausibility to Laurent’s quest that will remind the audience of the movie Serendipity' Midwest Book Review

'With elements of mystery, romance, and drama coupled with the effervescence and charm of Amélie, The Red Notebook is a perfectly delightful and bubbly tale' Typographical Era

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

Antoine Laurain is the award-winning author of nine 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 25 languages and sold more than 200,000 copies in English. He lives in Paris. 

Emily Boyce is a translator and editor. She was shortlisted for the French Book Office New Talent in Translation Award in 2008, the French-American Translation Prize in 2016, and the Scott Moncrieff Prize in 2021. She lives in London. 

Jane Aitken is a publisher and translator from the French.