Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Win a copy of Belle du Seigneur!

To be entered into this month's competition to win a copy of Albert Cohen's wonderful book, Belle du Seigneur, simply sign up to our newsletter via this link.

Set in Geneva in the 1930s, Cohen's endlessly inventive satire of middle-class manners and ambition revolves around Solal, a man of remarkable gifts and disappointed ideals. As Under-Secretary-General of the League of Nations, he has become disillusioned with a world dominated by personal and national interest. His one hope for redemption is through love, and he embarks on the seduction of the beautiful Ariane, wife of the dull-witted Adrian Deume who works for Solal.

'The last of the great modernist novels, a genuine literary event' - New York Newsday

'A masterpiece that stands alongside the classics of French literature... a virtuoso work on a Joycean scale' - Boston Globe

The book is being made into a film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Natalia Vodianova, to be released in 2012.

We have just uploaded a beautiful - if very fragile! - 1930s silk velvet gown, named after the heroine Ariane. To view click here.

The winner will be drawn at random on February 1st and notified via email.

Good luck!

EDIT: We have a winner! Congratulations to Jane Cook.

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