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Fresh Water for Flowers Valerie Perrin

Fresh Water for Flowers By Valerie Perrin

Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin

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Fresh Water for Flowers Summary

Fresh Water for Flowers: OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD by Valerie Perrin

*A NUMBER 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER* An appealing indulgence in nature, food and drink, and, above all, friendships.-The Guardian Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Her daily life is lived to the rhythms of the hilarious and touching confidences of random visitors and her colleagues-three gravediggers, three groundskeepers, and a priest. Violette's routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of police chief Julien Seul, wishing to deposit his mother's ashes on the gravesite of a complete stranger. Julien is not the only one to guard a painful secret: his mother's story of clandestine love breaks through Violette's carefully constructed defences to reveal the tragic loss of her daughter, and her steely determination to find out who is responsible. The funny, moving, intimately told story of a woman who believes obstinately in happiness, Fresh Water for Flowers brings out the exceptional and the poetic in the ordinary. A delightful, atmospheric, absorbing tale. What readers are saying: I'd read this book over and over again One of those books that you don't want to end Absolutely amazing story This is one of the BEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN! A really moving story of hope love and determination this is one of the most life-affirming books I have read

Fresh Water for Flowers Reviews

A beautiful, intensely atmospheric bittersweet dream of a book. * Matt Haig *
Valerie Perrin's delightful Fresh Water for Flowers is a funny and moving story of one woman's belief that everything will turn out right. * Stylist *
The story fluctuates between extremes with stylish elegance. It is melancholic and yet ebullient...What may on the surface of it appear gloomy and morose, in Perrin's hands is an appealing indulgence in nature, food and drink, and, above all, friendships. * The Guardian *
A tender and poignant exploration of love, loss, and redemption. * Publishers Weekly *
A triumphant celebration of life and love. * ForeWord Reviews *
Breathtaking. * Unidivers *
A bad, bad, bad case of love at first read. This is a splendid, moving book. * C'est au programma *
An insightful novel, a book whose droll and endearing characters will bring you from tears to laughter. -- Michel Bussi
The balance between laughter and tears is spot on. * Lire *
Thundering applause. And, believe us, the word 'thunder' is not too strong. * La Marseillese *

About Valerie Perrin

Valerie Perrin is a photographer and screenwriter who works with Claude Lelouch. Her first novel, Les Oublies du Dimanche, won numerous prizes including the 2016 Lire Elire and Poulet-Malassis. Fresh Water for Flowers is her first novel to be translated into English and an international sensation. Hildegarde Serle graduated in French from Oxford University. After working as a newspaper subeditor in London for many years, she obtained the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation. She is the translator of A Winter's Promise and The Missing of Clairdelune.

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Fresh Water for Flowers: OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD by Valerie Perrin
Used - Very Good
Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
Winner of Prix Maison de la Presse 2018 (France)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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