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The Two-Penny Bar : Inspector Maigret #11

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Previously published as The Bar on the SeineA forgotten crime comes to light in the Parisian summer in Georges Simenon's twisted tale. Book eleven in the new Penguin Maigret series.'A radiant late afternoon. The sunshine almost as thick as syrup in the quiet streets of the Left Bank . . .there are days like this, when ordinary life seems heightened, when the people walking down the street, thetrams and cars all seem to exist in a fairy tale.'A story told by a condemned man leads Maigret to a bar by the Seine and into the sleazy underside of respectable Parisian life. In the oppressive heat of summer, a forgotten crime comes to light.Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel is a revised translation, previously published as The Bar on the Seine.'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 12mm | 140g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 11 ed
  • 014139417X
  • 9780141394176
  • 126,457

About Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. He is best know in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.
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'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century...Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.' -- The Guardian 'I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.' -- William Faulkner 'The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature' -- Andre Gide 'A supreme writer...unforgettable vividness' -- The Independent 'Superb... The most addictive of writers... A unique teller of tales' -- The Observer 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' -- John Gray 'A truly wonderful writer... marvellously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates' -- Muriel Spark 'A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it' -- Peter Ackroyd 'Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century' -- John Banville One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories. The Guardian 'I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.' William Faulkner 'The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature' Andre Gide A supreme writer unforgettable vividness The Independent 'Superb... The most addictive of writers... A unique teller of tales' The Observer Compelling, remorseless, brilliant. John Gray 'A truly wonderful writer... marvellously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates' Muriel Spark 'A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it' Peter Ackroyd 'Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century' John Banville"
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