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The Elegance Of The Hedgehog
Author: Muriel Barbery

ISBN: 9781906040185
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 20 October 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 2.4
This book has been an absolute bestseller for Booktopia and consistently in the top of the charts since its original release. Highly recommended!

An enchanting "New York Times" and international bestseller and award-winner about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl.

Renee Michel is the 54-year-old concierge of a luxury Paris apartment building. Her exterior ("short, ugly, and plump") and demeanor ("poor, discreet, and insignificant") belie her keen, questing mind and profound erudition.

Paloma Josse is a 12-year-old genius who behaves as everyone expects her to behave: a mediocre pre-teen high on adolescent subculture, a good but not outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter. She plans to kill herself on the sixteenth of June, her thirteenth birthday.

Both Renee and Paloma hide their true talents and finest qualities from the bourgeois families around them, until a wealthy Japanese gentl...

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