The Rest of Their Lives
Translated by Ros Schwartz
Filled with all the larger-than-life characters and enchanting storytelling that made readers fall for The Reader on the 6.27, Jean-Paul Didierlaurent’s follow-up novel, The Rest of Their Lives, is set to charm the world.
It’s difficult to find love in a profession like Ambroise’s – even his father despises what he does . . .
And while Manelle – a home-help for the elderly in the same small French town – adores her days spent with her eccentric clients, she too often ends her evenings alone.
So when an unusual request from Manelle’s favourite client – eighty-two-year-old retired chef-gourmand Samuel – brings the two of them together for an unlikely road-trip to Switzerland, along with Ambroise’s cake-loving grandmother, it might just be time for the rest of their lives to begin . . .
Readers will find the same sensitivity, the same poetry, the same humour as in The Reader on the 6:27 . . . A charming story