By C. S. Richardson

Like his father earlier than him, Octavio runs the Notre-Dame bakery, and is familiar with the key recipe for the proper Parisian baguette. yet, additionally like his father, Octavio hasn't ever mastered the artwork of examining and his merely wisdom of the realm past the bakery door comes from his personal mind's eye.

Just a couple of streets away, Isabeau works out of sight within the basement of the Louvre, attempting to disregard her disfigured good looks through wasting herself within the work she restores and the tales she reads.

The may by no means have met, yet for a curious chain of coincidences related to a mysterious vacationer, an impoverished painter, a jaded bookseller, and a ebook of fairytales, misplaced and located . . .

CS RICHARDSON's first novel, the top of the Alphabet, used to be a world bestseller released in 13 international locations and ten languages. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for most sensible publication (Canada & the Caribbean), it used to be named on 4 better of the yr lists and used to be tailored for radio drama through BBC Radio four. Richardson is usually an entire and award-winning e-book fashion designer. He lives and works in Toronto.

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The plan to land the gliders so close to the bridges made many think the latter situation was more likely. In case one or more of the bridges had been blown it would also mean a water crossing to secure the area, so Pine-Coffin’s men would be detailed to carry boats into battle as well as their own gear. With training over, the final briefing was made in the last hours leading up to D-Day when the exact locations could be revealed. By 2230 on 5 June, the 7th Bn was airborne in thirty-three Stirling bombers adapted for parachute drops.

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