The Reader on the 6.27

Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

Translated by Ros Schwartz
10 March 2016
208 pages


Go on a captivating journey with the international bestseller The Reader on the 6.27, by French author Jean-Paul Didierlaurent. An uplifting tale bursting with larger-than-life characters, and the redemptive power of books.

Guylain Vignolles leads an unremarkable life, doing a job he despises at a book pulping plant. But he has one pleasure in life . . .

Every morning on the 6.27 train, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine.But Guylain's life takes an unexpected turn when he discovers the diary of lonely young woman, Julie.

If you loved Amelie and Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore, then The Reader on the 6.27 is your ticket to an enchanting literary adventure, and funny fable about the uplifting power of books.

A delightful tale about the kinship of reading . . . Already a bestseller in France, The Reader on the 6.27 looks set to woo British readers and become a book club favourite.
Charming . . . It is a clever, funny, and humane work that champions the power of literature
This contemporary fable was acquired by more than twenty countries. A beautiful testimony to the universality of the love of books