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Popular fiction The 7th Function of Language

  • By Laurent Binet / Sam Taylor
  • Price: £8.99
  • ISBN: 9781784703196
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 25/01/2021 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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'One of the funniest, most riotously inventive and enjoyable novels you'll read this year' - ObserverRoland Barthes is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. It's February 1980 and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand. Barthes dies soon afterwards.

History tells us it was an accident. But what if it were an assassination? What if Barthes was carrying a document of unbelievable, global importance? A document explaining the seventh function of language - an idea so powerful it gives whoever masters it the ability to convince anyone, in any situation, to do anything. Police Captain Jacques Bayard and his reluctant accomplice Simon Herzog set off on a chase that takes them from the corridors of power to backstreet saunas and midnight meetings.

What they discover is a worldwide conspiracy involving the President, murderous Bulgarians and a secret international debating society.

Title details

Series Popular fiction Title The 7th Function of Language
Subject French Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date January 2018 Authors Laurent Binet / Sam Taylor
Binding Paperback Pages 400
Size(mm) 131x197 Weight (gms) 285
ESB Code 50349 ISBN 9781784703196
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 25/01/2021 if you order today
  Price £8.99

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