The Foundling Boy

The Foundling Boy

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It is 1919. On a summer's night in Normandy, a newborn baby is left in a basket outside the home of Albert and Jeanne Arnaud. The childless couple take the foundling in, name him Jean, and decide to raise him as their own, though his parentage remains a mystery.
Publisher: London : Gallic Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781908313560
1908313560
Branch Call Number: FICTION DEON
Characteristics: 415 p. ; 20 cm

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Oct 06, 2014

Utterly recommended. If you can read French, you will enjoy the sequel as well.

Jean and Palfy are quite endearing, and it's a good glimpse into the interwar period.

Déon's style is on the old-fashioned side, which enchants, as he takes you into confidence and gives you glimpses into the near future for characters. You want to keep reading to find out when things actually occur.

At nearly the end of this book, he leaves you hanging with an unresolved issue, and you never do find out until you pick up the sequel.

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