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The Last Adventure of Napoleon Sunshine

Pascal Ruter

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A moving, funny and life-affirming novel, set in France, about an inseparable grandfather and grandson who embark on one last crazy adventure. For fans of THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS and A MAN CALLED OVE.

A grandfather who learns to let go. A grandson who learns to love.

Eighty-five years old, a rebel, a retired boxer, Napoleon Sunshine is unlike other grandparents.

His ten-year-old grandson, Leonard, is unlike the other boys in his class.

Together they are unstoppable. Or so they think.

From Paris to the coast of Normandy, Napoleon and Leonard run away to seek an adventure: they visit the seaside, adopt a dog and plot to kidnap a famous radio presenter. But, really, they are trying to save Napoleon from spending his final days in a retirement home.

THE LAST ADVENTURE OF NAPOLEON SUNSHINE is a heart-warming tale about new beginnings and the importance of family, perfect for fans of A MAN CALLED OVE, THE KEEPER OF LOST THING and THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP.

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Praise for The Last Adventure of Napoleon Sunshine

  • Aged eighty-five, former boxer Napoleon Sunshine is on a mission. Setting himself (rudely!) against every

  • obstacle in his life, Napoleon leads grandson Leonard and rescue dog Endov in a series of madcap, ultimately moving adventures. It all puts family ties under incredible strain - can they be mended before it's too late? - The People's Friend

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Pascal Ruter

Pascal Ruter grew up in the southern suburbs of Paris. He is the author of several books for young readers. The Last Adventure of Napoleon Sunshine is his first work of adult fiction. Ruter loves stories above everything, especially ones where the misfortune and severity of life are matched by the absurdity and humour of everyday situations. He currently lives in a tiny village in the middle of the forest of Fontainebleau.

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