The Emperor of Paris

The Emperor of Paris

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Like his father before him, Octavio runs the Notre Dame bakery and knows the secret recipe for the perfect Parisian baguette. But, also like his father, Octavio has never mastered the art of reading and his only knowledge of the world beyond the bakery door comes from his own imagination. Just a few streets away, Isabeau works out of sight in the basement of the Louvre, trying to forget her disfigured beauty by losing herself in the paintings she restores and the stories she reads. The two might never have met, but for a curious chain of coincidences involving an impoverished painter, a jaded bookseller, and a book of fairytales, lost and found... Evocative, romantic, and wise, this is a magical novel about the power of stories - to help us find enchantment, freedom, and sometimes even love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 202g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1846271134
  • 9781846271137
  • 727,451

About C.S. Richardson

CS RICHARDSON's first novel, The End of the Alphabet, was an international best-seller published in fourteen countries and eleven languages. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Canada & the Caribbean), it was named on four Best of the Year lists and was adapted for radio by BBC Radio 3. Richardson is also an accomplished and award-winning book designer. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
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2 11% (150)
1 4% (51)
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