The Unexpected Tale of Bastien Bonlivre

 9.50

by Clare Povey

A charming and bookish tale of friendship, villainy and the power of stories. – Thomas Taylor, author of Malmander

A really fun read with plenty of Parisian mystery and shades of Lemon Snicket in its dastardly villainy. – Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart

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The Unexpected Tale of Bastien Bonlivre

Bastien Bonlivre is a boy with a big imagination, determined to finish the story his parents started, left to him in a red notebook.

On the other side of Paris, bestselling author Olivier Odieux is struggling to complete his latest novel. Along with his villainous brothers, he is masterminding his greatest plot yet…one that will spread fear throughout the city and beyond.

What connects these two stories is a dangerous secret, a hidden mystery and an unexpected race across Paris for the truth. Can Bastien and his friends Alice, Theo and Sami be brave enough to stop Olivier stealing the ending they deserve?

A classic adventure story about friendship, hope, bravery and the power of imagination.

About the Author

Clare Povey is an author and the editorial and communities manager of the Writers’ & Artists’ website. She fell in love with France as a child, inspired by the stories in her local Redbridge & Dagenham Library, and by discovering the vocabulary in Usborne’s First Thousand Words in French. The magic of speaking another language eventually led to her living and working in France, and writing her debut series, the Parisian-based The Unexpected Tale of Bastien Bonlivre.

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Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 11 × 1.2 × 18 cm

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