The President’s Hat, Antoine Laurain

The President's Hat, Antoine LaurainWe’ve selected Antoine Laurain’s The President’s Hat for the next discussion. We’ll be following the fortunes of happenstance hat-acquirers in 1980’s Paris! I hope you all find it utterly charming.

We’ll be discussing it on Monday 1st of July at 5.30pm, Costa Coffee, Upper Mall Frenchgate Centre and look forward to seeing you all there.

If you’d like to buy it from Waterstones Doncaster, you can let Leilah know and they’ll order it in for you. Book club members are entitled to £1 off, disclaimer.

Book details

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. Daniel’s thrill at being in such close proximity to the most powerful man in the land persists even after the presidential party has gone, which is when he discovers that Mitterrand’s black felt hat has been left behind. After a few moments’ soul-searching, Daniel decides to keep the hat as a souvenir of an extraordinary evening. It’s a perfect fit, and as he leaves the restaurant Daniel begins to feel somehow – different.

Published: 28/03/2013

Publisher: Gallic Books

ISBN: 9781908313478