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Description - All Human Wisdom by Pierre Lemaitre

"A really excellent suspense novelist" Stephen King

The second volume of Pierre Lemaitre's enthralling, award-winning between-the-wars trilogy

February, 1927. The great and the good of Paris gather to attend the funeral of the powerful millionaire, Marcel Pericourt. His daughter, Madeleine, is poised to take charge of his financial empire, but it seems fate has other plans for her. Her young son, Paul, with one unexpected and tragic act, will place Madeleine on the path to ruin and degradation.

Faced with the adversity of men, the greed of her time, the corruption and the ambition of her associates, Madeleine will have to deploy reserves of intelligence, determination and also a Machiavellian instinct to survive and rebuild her life. This task is made all the more difficult in a France that can only watch, helpless, as the first flames of the inferno that will soon ravage Europe begin to take hold.

Translated from the French by Frank Wynne

From the reviews for The Great Swindle

"The most purely enjoyable book I've read this year" Jake Kerridge, Sunday Telegraph

"The vast sweep of the novel and its array of extraordinary secondary characters have attracted comparisons with the works of Balzac. Moving, angry, intelligent - and compulsive" Marcel Berlins, The Times

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780857059000
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: MacLehose Press
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publish Date: 10-Jun-2021
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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