The Little Paris Bookshop

  • by Nina George
  • Narrated by Ray Sawyer
  • 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop - or, rather, a 'literary apothecary', for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers. The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself.
He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust - until now.
The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop, and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.


What the Critics Say

"Nina George tells us clever things about love, about literature that 'puts a bounce in your step', about tango in Provence. One of those books that gets you thinking about whom you must give it to as a gift even while you're still reading it, because it makes you happy, and should be part of any well-stocked apothecary." (Hamburg Morning Post)
"The feelgood story." (Grazia Germany)
"Enchanting and moving.... Rarely have I read such a beautiful book!" (Tina Magazine)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Wonderful read.

Loved every moment of this one. So looking to read more from this interesting writer
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- Barbara

Immerse yourself in French countryside and culture

A very French story full of blighted live and healing, steeped in love of literature. An evocative tale, full of eccentric characters that takes us on a journey from Paris, along the Seine, through the country-side to Provence and the south coast. Bonus recipes at the end.
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- Carolin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-04-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK