The President's Hat

The President's Hat

Book - 2013
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Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President Francois Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him. After the presidential party has gone, Daniel discovers that Mitterrand's black felt hat has been left behind. Daniel decides to keep the hat as a souvenir, and as he leaves the restaurant, he begins to feel somehow different.
Publisher: London : Gallic, 2013
ISBN: 9781908313478
1908313471
Branch Call Number: FICTION LAURAIN 2013
Characteristics: 208 pages ; 20 cm

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1_Great_Book
Aug 04, 2015

Just as good as the Red Notebook (Le carnet rouge). This author has experimented with how the power of an object left by the President of the Republic has brought about change and influence on different people, while at the same time retracing the mystery of the hat and finding it again! And all in under 200 pages. Tight, solid, amusing, with a bit of whimsy. The English translation is very good. I am reading Laurain's works backwords in publishing order and am still impressed with the earlier works.

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IrishMoon
Aug 03, 2015

I really enjoy this author. Very good!! And his next book, "The Red Notebook", is even better. I highly recommend them both!

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