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A policeman on a mission of mercy is shot dead at point-blank range by a sweet old granny on a frosty morning. The neighbourhood, Paris's bubbling Belleville quarter, is already in uproar because half a dozen other grannies have been found with their shrivelled throats slit. Into this tense situation stumbles Benjamin Malaussene with an overly complicated life that includes his voluptuous red-haired girlfriend, Julie, and his smelly epileptic dog, Julius. Maniacally inventive - some have called it deranged - Pennac's creations in The Fairy Gunmother have achieved cult status all over Europe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860464454
ISBN-10: 1860464459
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: The Harvill Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 18-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


UK Kirkus Review » Granny takes a trip with a loaded pistol in her handbag and mayhem in her heart, and sets off a chain of events both comic and tragic. A cult hit in Europe. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - Daniel Pennac

Daniel Pennac was born in Casablanca in 1944, his father being in the army. He travelled widely in his youth, in Europe, Asia and Africa, and has been employed in a number of capacities, including woodcutter, Paris cab driver, illustrator and schoolteacher. His "Belleville Quintet", written round the character of Benjamin Malaussene, has been published in many languages.

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