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About the book
  • Published: 4 January 1991
  • ISBN: 9780099774907
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $26.99

Girl At The Lion d'Or




A beautiful and moving novel about love and loss in France in the early twentieth century.

A beautifully controlled and powerful story of love and conscience, will and desire which begins when a mysterious young girl arrives to take up the post at the seedy Hotel du Lion D'Or in a small French town in the mid-1930s.

  • Pub date: 4 January 1991
  • ISBN: 9780099774907
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks’s books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.

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Praise for Girl At The Lion d'Or

“This moving and profound novel is perfectly constructed, and admirable in its configurations of place and period”

Times

“[A] story of restrained emotions played out in a period setting among picturesque locations...Faulks gives every sign of being a real novelist, who thinks and feels through the written word.”

Guardian

“An unusual and moving novel in which courage and abnegation are pitted against illicit but total love...a poised and well-judged work”

Financial Times


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