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    The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Paperback) By (author) Muriel Barbery, Translated by Alison Anderson

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    Short Description for The Elegance of the Hedgehog Rene is the concierge of a Parisian apartment building. She is passionate about culture and the arts. Several floors up, 12-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her. But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbours will dramatically alter their lives forever.
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    Will Devlin This is, as the title suggests, an elegantly- and eloquently-written book with a serious twist. The plot is explained on the cover so there's no need to go into that, but the way Muriel Barbery turns the narrative, intertwining the main characters who are so different and yet so similar, whilst using a language that is a pleasure to read, is interestng to say the least. I loved it. I was a little disappointed at the ending, which I didn't foresee, but all n all this was an absolute treasure and pleasure to read. I look forward to reading more of this author's works. by Will Devlin

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    Suzanne Baxter RenÃÃÃÃÃée is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, home to members of the great and the good. Over the years she has maintained her carefully constructed persona as someone reliable but totally uncultivated, in keeping, she feels, with society's expectations of what a concierge should be. But beneath this faÃÃÃÃÃçade lies the real RenÃÃÃÃÃée: passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives. Down in her lodge, apart from weekly visits by her one friend Manuela, RenÃÃÃÃÃée lives resigned to her lonely lot with only her cat for company. Meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her, and decides to end her life on her thirteenth birthday. But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbours will dramatically alter their lives forever. by Suzanne Baxter

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