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Jean-Paul Didierlaurent - The Reader on the 6.27 (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

An irresistible French sensation The Reader on the 6.27 explores the power of books through the lives of the people they save. It is sure to capture the hearts of book lovers everywhere.

Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life . . .

Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. And it's this release of words into the world that starts our hero on a journey that will finally bring meaning into his life.

For one morning, Guylain discovers the diary of a lonely young woman: Julie. A woman who feels as lost in the world as he does. As he reads from these pages to a rapt audience, Guylain finds himself falling hopelessly in love with their enchanting author . . .

The Reader on the 6.27 is a tale bursting with larger-than-life characters, each of whom touches Guylain's life for the better. This captivating novel is a warm, funny fable about literature's power to uplift even the most downtrodden of lives.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Humorous Fiction
  • Published : 2015
  • ISBN : 9781447276494
  • SKU : B001427
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'The humanity of the characters . . . the re-enchantment of everyday life, the power of words and literature, tenderness and humour . . . The Reader on the 6.27 is a must' - L'Express.

'I read it in one sitting, I couldn't put it down! It is one of those feel-good books that gets you really invested in the character's story, and then puts you in a good mood when you finish it. There is an underlying element of it being a love story, but the novel is so much more than that.' - Literary Loveliness, Hello Magazine Online.

'A beautiful testimony to the universality of the love of books' - Livres Hebdo.

The Author

Jean-Paul Didierlaurent (born 2 March 1962) is a French writer. He is best known for the novel The Reader on the 6.27 (Le liseur du 6h27, 2014), translated into English by Ros Schwartz and published by Pan Books in 2015.

Featured Author . . . Jean-Paul Didierlaurent