I don't usually read translated books but was enticed to read this one by the review in What Danielle Did Next. Thanks! I agree with Danielle that 'THE RED NOTEBOOK is quite simply a gem of a book. Uplifting, sweet with plenty of Gallic charm and wit, it will warm your heart.'
The book has been translated from French by Emily Boyce and Jane Aitken – a pretty good job too. The book is a novella rather than a novel which means it is a pretty quick read.
This is a gentle engaging story based on a bookseller who finds a woman's handbag which has been tossed aside by a mugger and sets out to find its owner. Being set in Paris is also a major plus!