If you could change your life, would you? For fans of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, the story of an ordinary woman and a chance in a million
Money can buy you freedom. But what about happiness?
When Jocelyne looks at herself in the mirror, she sees a middle-aged, married woman who runs a dressmaking shop in a small provincial French town and lives a very ordinary existence. But what happened to all those dreams she had when she was 17?
Then she wins millions on the lottery and has the chance to change her life for ever. So why does she find herself reluctant to accept the money? To help her decide what to do, she begins to compile a list of her heart's desires, never suspecting for one moment that the decision might be taken out of her hands ...
THE LIST OF MY DESIRES is a gorgeous little novel that has sold more than half a million copies in its native France. It is as beautifully written as it is heart-breaking, and is a fable-like tale of how money can't buy happiness - STYLIST
A massive seller across Europe, this little book of Gallic charm is likely to warm British hearts too - CHOICE
A sparkling and intriguing read ... This is a very elegant novel. Its restraint is wonderful, with not a superfluous word. Gregoire Delacourt's keen eye pans deftly across the inner landscape of desire and longing, presenting a tender homage to almost unfashionable virtues - loyalty, duty, patience - without ever taking the high moral ground ... These days, it is regarded as cliched and hyperbolic to describe a novel as a tour de force. But I can't think of a more appropriate description for this book - IRISH INDEPENDENT
A literary jewel ... One feels unbelievably happy reading this tale of letting go in comfortably familiar territory - LE POINT