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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221242209
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 352
Size : 1 x 220 mm
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Never Mind

Collection : Les Passe-Murailles
Release date : 20/08/2020
A stunning historical novel, set against the backdrop of a failed attempt on Napoleon’s life.
It’s Christmas night, and Paris is filled with a cheerful, light atmosphere. No one can imagine that on Rue Saint-Nicaise, a horse-drawn cart carrying a wine cask and being held by a little girl is about to explode, killing or mutilating everyone around. When the cask explodes, the First Consul’s... It’s Christmas night, and Paris is filled with a cheerful, light atmosphere. No one can imagine that on Rue Saint-Nicaise, a horse-drawn cart carrying a wine cask and being held by a little girl is about to explode, killing or mutilating everyone around. When the cask explodes, the First Consul’s carriage has already passed by. Napoleon, the only target, escapes completely unscathed.
The future emperor accuses the Jacobins, leading Fouché, his formidable minister of police, to send over a hundred of them to the other side of the world. But the real men to blame are nowhere to be found. Fouché is unaware that Joseph de Limoëlan, one of those responsible, is now burdened with remorse over his action and is seeking refuge in faith.
Gwenaële Robert brilliantly seizes this exceptional moment in France’s history when a new regime came to power while the blood of the revolution had not yet dried. At the heart of this historical tumult, she imagines the daily lives of regular people—a doctor, a printer, a baker, and a bath keeper—who do not realize the far-reaching effects of political events on their own lives.
From the Seychelles to the Comoros, from Josephine’s bedroom to the ditches of Vincennes, from the subterranean depths of Paris to the shores of America, Never Mind is a powerful novel that digs into history and the hearts of men.
 
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EAN : 9782221242209
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 352
Size : 1 x 220 mm
Robert Laffont