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The Small Pleasures Of Life

Philippe Delerm

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Literary essays, Lifestyle & personal style guides, Travel writing

A timeless celebration of life's small pleasures and a guide to the French art of living a good life.

An enchanting celebration of life's small pleasures, this little book captures the French imagination and art of living a good life.

Each chapter features a small pleasure that is both uniquely Gallic and universal. From the smell of apples maturing in a cellar to the gentle whir of a bicycle dynamo at dusk to turning the pages of a newspaper over breakfast, to the joy of a snowstorm inside a paperweight . . .

Recounted with a lively, innocent curiosity about the little things that make life worthwhile, this is an unforgettable, absorbing read to be savoured at length by everyone looking to create more peace and joy in their lives.

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Philippe Delerm

Philippe Delerm has become a household name in France for THE SMALL PLEASURES OF LIFE, which is now being published around the world. He has published eleven books, including AUTUMN which won the prix Alain-Fournier in 1990. He lives in France.