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The Reader on the 6.27


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The irresistible French bestseller about the redemptive power of books - Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore meets Amélie.

About the Author

Jean-Paul Didierlaurent lives in the Vosges region of France. His short stories have twice won the International Hemingway Award. The Reader on the 6.27 is his first novel. A bestseller in France, it has been sold in over 25 territories.


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.
*Independent on Sunday*

Charming . . . It is a clever, funny, and humane work that champions the power of literature
*Sunday Times*

This contemporary fable was acquired by more than twenty countries. A beautiful testimony to the universality of the love of books
*Livres Hebdo*

The humanity of the characters . . . the re-enchantment of everyday life, the power of words and literature, tenderness and humor . . . The Reader on the 6.27 is a must.

I read it in one sitting, I couldn't put it down!
*Literary Loveliness - Hello Magazine Online*

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