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Classics/modern classics Diary of a Body

  • By Daniel Pennac
  • Price: £8.99
  • ISBN: 9781782060987
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 27/09/2021 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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From a particularly humiliating accident at scout camp, to the final stages of terminal illness, Daniel Pennac's warm, witty and heart-breaking novel shows the rise and fall of an ordinary man, told through his observations of his own body. It is with damp eyes (not to mention underpants) that our narrator begins his diary, seeking through it to come to terms with the demoralising quirks of his fleshy confines. Through the joys and horrors of puberty to the triumphs of adolescence, we grow to love him through every growth, leak and wound, as he finds himself developing muscles, falling in love, and then leaving school to join the French Resistance.

Yet, as ever, this is only half the story. As years pass and hairs grey, everything he took for granted begins to turn against him. Tackling taboo topics with honesty and charm, Pennac's wit remains sharp even as everything else begins to sag.

This is a hugely original story of the most relatable of unlikely love stories: a human, and the body that defines him.

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Series Classics/modern classics Title Diary of a Body
Subject French Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date March 2017 Authors Daniel Pennac
Binding Paperback Pages 320
Size(mm) 129x198 Weight (gms) 216
ESB Code 56104 ISBN 9781782060987
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 27/09/2021 if you order today
  Price £8.99

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