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    Jean-Paul Didierlaurent(Author) Ros Schwartz(Translator)

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A special edition of the international bestseller from French author Jean-Paul Didierlaurent. The Reader on the 6.27 is ready to take you on a journey . . .

Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life . . .

Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. But it is when he discovers the diary of a lonely young woman, Julie - a woman who feels as lost in the world as he does - that his journey will truly begin.

A delightful tale about the kinship of reading... Much of the charm resides in the simplicity of Didierlaurent's prose and his vivid characterisation. Ros Schwartz's translation perfectly conveys the warmth and eccentricities of his memorable cast. Already a bestseller in France, The Reader on the 6.27 looks set to woo British readers and become a book club favourite (Independent on Sunday)Charming . . . It is a clever, funny, and humane work that champions the power of literature (Sunday Times)This contemporary fable was acquired by more than twenty countries. A beautiful testimony to the universality of the love of books (Livres Hebdo)The humanity of the characters . . . the re-enchantment of everyday life, the power of words and literature, tenderness and humor . . . The Reader on the 6.27 is a must. (L'Express)I read it in one sitting, I couldn't put it down! It is one of those feel-good books that gets you really invested in the character's story, and then puts you in a good mood when you finish it. There is an underlying element of it being a love story, but the novel is so much more than that. (Literary Loveliness - Hello Magazine Online)

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  • By Virieu on 28 April 2017

    A very entertaining whimsical (also rather black) story of a man who hates his job as a book pulper, but manages to retrieve odd pages which he reads to the passengers on his morning commuter train. My wife read this book in the original French, as part of her French class, and kept reading me little snippets of it, both of us sometimes roaring with laughter. This made me want to read it, but I chickened out reading it in French, hence the purchase of the English translation! Brilliant little book, brilliant translation!

  • By Rose Jones on 17 May 2017

    A really lovely read, the book travels along at a good pace. It has a wonderful quirkiness about it but I just love the intermittent stories as read aloud to the commuters. Such a clever idea, tapping into the very thing that we love about stories - that escapism. Perfect.

  • By linda on 2 July 2017

    Very different to other books I've read [and i read a lot] but it was very well written, and some parts made me laugh out loud. this has a bit of everything.

  • By Amazonian on 16 November 2016

    Took a little while to get into this but then really loved it and sorry when it ended. A really good read if somewhat unusual!

  • By Vanessa Lobato on 30 July 2017

    A brief but beautiful read about a man who works as a book pulper but manages to save pages to read to passengers on a commuter train. When he finds and reads the diary of Julie, it takes him on a journey of discovery. A great book for lovers of literature.

  • By Liz Lucas on 5 June 2017

    A quirky little book with a great storyline. So different and yet plausible. Funny at times and poignant at others.You couldn't see this being based in the UK it clearly was set in France and this worked well.

  • By North West Reader on 28 July 2017

    Loved this book beautiful prose ( and alexandrines!) beautifully written and translated.I was worried that the elements of black humour might indicate an unhappy end but I ended the book with a smile.So no spoiler alerts , do read it and enjoy.


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