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Vintage 1954 (Paperback)

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By Antoine Laurain, Gallic Books (Translator)
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For a few hours on a Sunday afternoon, I fell into this book and found myself in Paris, and I returned, grudgingly, only because I finished it and didn't have another Antoine Laurain waiting in the wings. Five of the residents of an old Parisian apartment building share a bottle of 1954 Beaujolias, and when they awake the next morning, they find themselves in 1954. There's a lovely little romance, a couple of small mysteries, Edith Piaf, and the whole thing just brims with charm. Fun, pure escapism.
 

— From Brenna's Picks

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From the author of The Red Notebook, described as 'Parisian perfection' by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Vintage 1954 is a nostalgic tale of time travel.


'A glorious time-slip caper... Just wonderful' Daily Mail


When Hubert Larnaudie invites some fellow residents of his Parisian apartment building to drink an exceptional bottle of 1954 Beaujolais, he has no idea of its special properties.


The following morning, Hubert finds himself waking up in 1950s Paris, as do antique restorer Magalie, mixologist Julien, and Airbnb tenant Bob from Milwaukee, who's on his first trip to Europe. After their initial shock, the city of Edith Piaf and An American in Paris begins to work its charm on them. The four delight in getting to know the French capital during this iconic period, whilst also playing with the possibilities that time travel allows.


But, ultimately, they need to work out how to get back to 2017, and time is of the essence...


About the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781910477670
ISBN-10: 1910477672
Publisher: Gallic Books
Publication Date: June 18th, 2019
Pages: 208
Language: English

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