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Muriel Barbery

Muriel Barbery

 Muriel Barbery

Muriel Barbery (born 28 May 1969 in Casablanca, Morocco) is a French novelist and professor of philosophy.

Her novel L'Élégance du hérisson (translated into English by Alison Anderson as The Elegance of the Hedgehog) topped the French best-seller lists for 30 consecutive weeks and was reprinted 50 times. By May 2008 it had sold more than a million copies. It has been a bestseller in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, South Korea, and in many other countries. It concerns the inhabitants of a small upper-class Paris apartment block, notably its crypto-intellectual concierge, Renée. She and Paloma, the likewise intellectual (even radical) teenage daughter of a resident family, narrate the book in turn. Renée also features briefly in Barbery's first novel, Une Gourmandise, which appeared in Anderson's English translation as Gourmet Rhapsody in 2009. The Elegance of the Hedgehog was also turned into a film called Le hérisson (in English The Hedgehog), directed by Mona Achache. It was released in 2009.

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French : Popular Fiction


335254 The elegance of the hedgehog £7.99
357609 The gourmet £9.99
006770 L'élégance du hérisson £12.95
128622 L'élégance du hérisson £20.50
142659 La vie des elfes £18.75
005702 La vie des elfes £11.50
071383 Un étrange pays £20.95
076235 Une gourmandise £9.80

Italian : Popular Fiction

037723 L'eleganza del riccio £11.75
031664 Vita degli elfi £21.50

Russian : Classics/Modern Classics

Azbuka Popular Foreign Fiction and Classics (Russian translations)

Izdatelstvo Azbuka was founded in 1995 in St Petersburg. Their main aim is to present readers with a wide range of classic and modern literature, both in the original Russian and Russian translations ...


048866 Elegantnost ezhika £7.35
048865 Lakomstvo £5.90

Spanish : We Suggest ...

026338 La elegancia del erizo £13.75

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