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Waiting For Monsieur Bellivier

Britta Rostlund

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Fiction in translation

A chance encounter can change everything . . . For fans of The Elegance of the Hedgehog and The Little Paris Bookshop, a tale of two mysteries, set in the shadow of Montmartre.

'Are you waiting for Monsieur Bellivier, madame?'

Helena should of course say no. She doesn't know the man talking to her, she doesn't know Monsieur Bellivier, and she certainly isn't waiting for him. But, bored of life, and sparked by a whim, she says yes.

Mancebo, a Tunisian shopkeeper, lives a quiet life manning his grocery near the Sacre-C ur. But one day he is approached by a woman asking whether he will spy on her boyfriend, who lives in the apartment across the street. To his surprise, Mancebo agrees.

As Helena and Mancebo's missions overlap, they realise that the City of Light harbours more secrets in its cafes and courtyards than its inhabitants and visitors could possibly suspect . . .

'An intriguing little mystery' Books on the 747

'An absolute delight to read . . . Paris is brought to life on the pages of this exquisite book about identity, finding yourself and the importance of taking a chance on life' Brew and Books Review

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Britta Rostlund

Britta Rostlund has lived in Paris for over fifteen years. She is a freelance journalist covering everything from the Paris Fashion Week to French politics.

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