A beautifully controlled and powerful story of love and conscience, will and desire which begins when a mysterious young girl arrives to take up the post at the seedy Hotel du Lion D'Or in a small French town in the mid 1930s.
"This moving and profound novel is perfectly constructed, and admirable in its configurations of place and period" Times "He has reaffirmed the importance of character in the novel; his Anna and Hartmann are as real, as moving and convincing as Anna Karenina and Vronsky or Colette's Cheri and Lea. It is a novel to cherish and delight in" Scotsman "I would urge those who appreciated John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman to try this one; they will not be disappointed. They might well think it superior" Sunday Telegraph "[A] story of restrained emotions played out in a period setting among picturesque locations... Faulks gives every sign of being a real novelist, who thinks and feels through the written word" Guardian "An unusual and moving novel in which courage and abnegation are pitted against illicit but total love...a poised and well-judged work" Financial Times
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: January 1991
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.2 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.18