The Girl at the Lion D'Or

The Girl at the Lion D'Or

Book - 1990
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A haunting historical novel set in France between the two world wars about love and desire

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER BIRDSONG

Mid-1930s, Northern France. A mysterious young girl named Anne Louvet arrives at the seedy Hotel du Lion d'Or in the small French town of Janvilliers. She is seeking a job and a new life, far removed from the injustices of her past. At the hotel, Anne meets the cultured, rich and married Hartmann and begins anaffair with the married Great War veteran, revealing her secrets, fears and hopes to him. From award-winning author Sebastian Faulks, Girl at The Lion d'Or is a powerful story of love and conscience, will and desire.

'Beautifully written and extraordinarily moving' The Sunday Times

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Also available by Sebastian Faulks as part of the French trilogy series:
Birdsong
Charlotte Gray

Publisher: London : Vintage, 1990, c1989
ISBN: 9780099774907
0099774909
Branch Call Number: FIC Faulk 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 249 p

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MarilenaR
May 21, 2018

Disappointing!

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MaisieMilo
May 09, 2018

I've enjoyed everything I've read by Sebastian Faulks and this is no exception. Without giving spoilers, I will say that the reader dreads that something dire and truly awful will happen to Anna, the somewhat hapless protagonist, but take heart: she survives and carries on, as so many in her generation did. Recommended.

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EmilyEm
Mar 15, 2018

Anna, a young French woman without family, seeks work at a hotel in small town France between the world wars. She falls in love with a kind-hearted married man, Charles Hartmann. Faulks slowly unpeels the layers of these very private characters’ memories of the Great War, memories that will always haunt them. Beautifully told; loved it.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 07, 2014

Set in a small town in France in the 1930s, this is a tale of hopelessly romantic love -- moving and powerful in its impediments. Convincing characters in an evocative setting propelled by superior writing.

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nhoj
Oct 17, 2013

Never finished this book. Everything about it seems too dated. Maybe the author is trying to be clever by invoking another era but I just didn't buy into the mores and sensitivities of the era.

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