The Girl at the Lion D'orby Sebastian Faulks

On a rainy night in the 1930s, Anne Louvet appears at the door of the rundown Hotel du Lion D’or in the French village of Janvilliers. She is seeking a job and a new life, one far removed from the awful injustices of her past. She embarks on a passionate love affair with a married veteran of the great war, but can her secrets remain hidden?

An erotic and grimly realistic portrayal of life in France between the wars. 

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You never quite know where Anne’s life is going which is reflective of the time of uncertainty in which it is set. Superbly crafted story telling.

This would appeal to those who loved books like “The English Patient” and the “Fifty Shades” series. 

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