Antoine Laurain – The Red Notebook

2 Apr


I read Antoine Laurain’s novel, ‘The President’s Hat,‘ last year and it made it on my honourable mention list when recapping at the end of the year.  Given that fact I decided it was worth following it up with his latest offering.

The plot follows bookshop owner Laurent as he tracks down the identity of the owner of a bag he has found based on the clues he assembles from its contents. What you get from Laurain’s books is a sense of feeling uplifted and an easy investment in what are usually quite gentle and charming plots. It is picturesque storytelling that isn’t particularly taxing but rewarding none the less and worth a read for sure.

4 Responses to “Antoine Laurain – The Red Notebook”

  1. Claire 'Word by Word' May 17, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    A charming and uplifting read, too few like this around these days, perfect for those days when nothing else will do. Loved it.

    • hath53 May 18, 2015 at 7:31 am #

      I read ‘The Presidents Hat’ by the same author last year. I’d recommend that as well.

      • Claire 'Word by Word' May 18, 2015 at 8:46 am #

        Yes, I definitely need to get a copy of that, it sounds excellent and has been highly recommended. Too few of these uplifting sorts, not to have a few ready on the shelf.

      • hath53 May 20, 2015 at 9:19 am #

        Well if you email me your address at owhath(at)hotmail(dot)com I’m happy to send you my copy.

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