The Girl at the Lion D'Or

The Girl at the Lion D'Or

Book - 1990
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A beautifully controlled and powerful story of love and conscience, will and desire, which begins when a mysterious young girl arrives to take up the post at the seedy Hotel du Lion D'Or in a small French town in the mid-1930s.
Publisher: London : Vintage, 1990, c1989
ISBN: 9780099774907
Branch Call Number: FIC Faulk 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 249 p


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May 09, 2018

I've enjoyed everything I've read by Sebastian Faulks and this is no exception. Without giving spoilers, I will say that the reader dreads that something dire and truly awful will happen to Anna, the somewhat hapless protagonist, but take heart: she survives and carries on, as so many in her generation did. Recommended.

Mar 15, 2018

Anna, a young French woman without family, seeks work at a hotel in small town France between the world wars. She falls in love with a kind-hearted married man, Charles Hartmann. Faulks slowly unpeels the layers of these very private characters’ memories of the Great War, memories that will always haunt them. Beautifully told; loved it.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 07, 2014

Set in a small town in France in the 1930s, this is a tale of hopelessly romantic love -- moving and powerful in its impediments. Convincing characters in an evocative setting propelled by superior writing.

Oct 17, 2013

Never finished this book. Everything about it seems too dated. Maybe the author is trying to be clever by invoking another era but I just didn't buy into the mores and sensitivities of the era.

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