The Red Notebook

The Red Notebook

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One of Gallic's most popular titles now in a special gift edition
Elegant pocket-sized cloth-bound edition with high production values (featuring gold foiling, endpapers, top and tail bands and ribbon)
Romantic tale with a bookseller hero and plenty of Parisian atmosphere
Sales of over 50,000 in PB and eBook in English
Featured on the Indie Next list in May 2015
The President's Hat was an Indies Introduce Pick in 2013. Antoine Laurain toured the USA with this book and his most recent novel, French Rhapsody
The Red Notebook was on the MIBA Indie Bestseller List (and its predecessor, the Heartland Indie Bestseller List) for five weeks
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 127 x 178 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special Edition
  • 1910477486
  • 9781910477489
  • 1,546,011

Review quote

"This is in equal parts an offbeat romance, detective story and a clarion call for metropolitans to look after their neighbours. . . . Reading The Red Notebook is a little like finding a gem among the bric-a-brac in a local brocante." -The Telegraph
"Definitely a heartwarming tale." -San Diego Book Review
"Resist this novel if you can; it's the very quintessence of French romance." -The Times
"Soaked in Parisian atmosphere, this lovely, clever, funny novel will have you rushing to the Eurostar post-haste. . . . A gem." -Daily Mail
"An instant, flawless masterpiece of Parisian perfection." -The Bookbag
"This tender and charming romance, written with characteristic Gallic flair, is part mystery and part love story. Flawlessly written, it does everything just right and, at the end, leaves a smile of satisfaction." -Foreword Reviews
"Lovely, clever, funny and soaked in fabulous Parisian atmosphere, this is the perfect French holiday read." -Daily Mail
"An endearing love story written in beautifully poetic prose. It is an enthralling mystery about chasing the unknown, the nostalgia for what could have been, and most importantly, the persistence of curiosity." -San Francisco Book Review
"This is a warm whimsical romantic cozy in which the location and the support cast bring plausibility to Laurent's quest that will remind the audience of the movie Serendipity." -Midwest Book Review
"With elements of mystery, romance, and drama coupled with the effervescence and charm of Amelie, The Red Notebook is a perfectly delightful and bubbly tale." -Typographical Era
"This is a novel you read with a smile on your face and a thirst to find out how it ends." -Elle
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About Antoine Laurain

Antoine Laurain: Antoine Laurain was born in Paris in the early 1970s. He is a writer, collector and director of several short films.
Jane Aitken: Jane Aitken is a publisher and translator from the French. She lives in London.
Emily Boyce: Emily Boyce is in-house translator for Gallic Books. She lives in London.
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Rating details

11,139 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 26% (2,915)
4 43% (4,765)
3 25% (2,780)
2 5% (562)
1 1% (117)
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