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Fiction
Country : France
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ISBN : 2221111095
Published Date : 03/07/2006

A tale of fatherhood,friendship and love that unfolds in the heart of London's Frog Alley...

When Mathias moves from Paris to South Kensington to join his best friend, Antoine, they decide to establish a new household for their kids by moving in together. They set themselves two ground rules: they will never call on baby sitters, nor will they ever bring any girlfriends home. However, the reality of life 'à quatre' is not always as straightforward as it could be... It seemed like the perfect solution for two single fathers in their thirties. They would take turns looking after the children, divide household chores and keep each other company on lonely Sunday evenings. But such an intimate living arrangement quickly becomes strained, particularly when Mathias takes a more than passing interest in Audrey, a beautiful and ambitious young reporter who wanders into his bookshop one day... As Antoine and Mathias juggle parental obligations, romantic intrigues and differences of opinion, we are drawn into the colorful world of Bute Street and the intertwining destinies of its locals... With its disarming cast of characters, and set against London at its most engaging, this tender and light-hearted novel is yet another triumph from France's bestselling fiction author.

Praise for London, Mon Amour:

"This novel is sparkling, generous, and delicately bittersweet" - Le Quotidien

"A male Bridget Jones" - Elle Magazine

"400 pages of twists and turns, of feel good factor and touching moments of everyday life. A must-read for the beach." - Le Soir

Author's biography - Marc Levy


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Marc Levy was born in France on October 16th, 1961. When he turned eighteen, he joined the Red Cross, where he spent the next six years. In parallel, he studied management and computer programming at Paris-Dauphine University. In 1983, he created a computer graphics company based in France and the United States.

Six years later, he lost majority control of the group and resigned. Starting again from scratch, he returned to Paris and co-founded an interior design and planning company with two friends; the company soon became one of the leading office architecture firms in France.

At thirty-seven, Marc Levy wrote a story for the man that his son would grow up to be. In early 1999, his sister, a screenwriter (now a film director), encouraged him to send the manuscript to Editions Robert Laffont, who immediately decided to publish If Only It Were True. Before it was published, Steven Spielberg (Dreamworks) acquired film rights to the novel. The movie,  Just like Heaven, produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo, was a #1 box office hit in America in 2005.

After If Only It Were True, Marc Levy began writing full-time. All of his novels have hit the top of the best-seller list in France. They are also very successful internationally and are consistently on the bestseller list in several countries including Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Taiwan.

If Only It Were True, 2000 (adapted for film in 2005)

Finding You, 2001 (adapted for television in 2007)

Seven Days for an Eternity, 2003

In Another Life, 2004

If Only It Were True 2, 2005

London Mon Amour, 2006 (adapted to film in 2008)

Children of Freedom, 2007

All Those Things We Never Said, 2008.

The First Day, 2009

The First Night, 2009 (the sequel to The First Day)

The Shadow Thief, 2010

The Strange Journey of Mr. Daldry, 2011

Replay, 2012

Stronger than fear, 2013

Another Idea of Happiness, 2014

Elle & Lui, 2015

Hope, 2016

The Last of the Stanfields, 2017

 

His latest novel, A Woman Like Her, will be published in France on May 18, 2018.

 

The combined sales of Marc Levy's seventeen novels, translated into 49 languages, have surpassed the 40 million copy mark worldwide. Marc Levy is the most read French author in the world. (Source for all rankings and figures: Ipsos/Livres Hebdo/Le Figaro)

Marc Levy has also written short stories and directed a short film for Amnesty International, Nabila's Letter, screened in March 2004. In addition, he has written song lyrics for various artists including Johnny Hallyday.

 

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