Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
A heart-warming story of romance and adventure from the internationally bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop.
The Little Breton
Bistro Nina George Published by Hachette New Zealand, TPBK
$39.99 RRP/ EBK $19.99 RRP
Marianne Messman longs to escape her loveless marriage
to an uncaring husband - an artillery sergeant major named Lothar.
On a day trip to Paris, Marianne decides to leap off
the Pont Neuf into the Seine, but she is saved from drowning by a homeless man.
While recovering in hospital, Marianne comes across a painting of the tiny port
town of Kerdruc in Brittany and decides to try her luck on the coast.
In Kerdruc, Marianne meets a host of colourful
characters who all gravitate around the restaurant of Ar Mor (The Sea). It is
this cast of true Bretons who become Marianne's new family, and among whom she
will find love once again.
But with her husband looking to pull her back to her
old life, Marianne is left with a choice: to step back into the known, or to
take a huge jump into an exciting and unpredictable future.
About The Author: Born in 1973, Nina George is a journalist and the
author of numerous bestselling novels, which have been translated into several
languages. The Little Paris Bookshop was a phenomenal top five
bestseller in Germany. She is married to the writer Jens J. Kramer and lives in