Clare Pooley

Le Fabuleux Voyage du carnet des silences

The Authenticity Project

January 1, 2021
Novel
480 pages
140 × 210 mm
21,90 €
9782265144132
978-2-2651-4413-2
Translated from the English by Karine Reignier-Guerre
Clare Pooley, Le Fabuleux Voyage du carnet des silences
Clare Pooley, Le Fabuleux Voyage du carnet des silences

Sometimes sincerity works wonders.

Monica gave up her career as a solicitor to pursue her dream of opening a café on Fulham Road. Yet she is missing something essential. The day she discovers a strange notebook on one of the tables entitled ”Pleasure and danger of being sincere“, her life is turned upside down.
The first pages reveal to her the moving confession of Julian Jessop, an eccentric artist, aged seventy-nine, who expresses all his sadness and loneliness since the death of his wife. Touched by the idea of entrusting deep feelings to strangers, Monica decides to continue the notebook by revealing her desire for a child, before dropping it off to find a new owner. At the risk of seeing her destiny and that of the other characters unexpectedly upset...

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The author

Clare Pooley is a British blogger and novelist. A graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge, she spent twenty years in advertising before becoming a full-time mother. The Authenticity Project, her first novel, created international acclaim and thirty or so assignments before it was even published.
Clare lives in Fulham, London, with her husband, three children, a dog and a cupboard full of non-alcoholic beers.

Strong points

A first novel that has been very well received in England and the United States.

The subject matter is in tune with the times, the writing is exquisite and the power of the novel is incomparable: this text has all the ingredients for immense success.

Sublime characters, singular destinies, and a whole range of emotions: you go from laughter to tears without forgetting that little inner voice that calls out to you: what if you were the one who had to tell your most personal story?

The notebook, a personal and engaging object, around which many characters gravitate: you are bound to recognize yourself in one of them.

Press

“An entertaining and thought-provoking novel.”

Sophie Kinsella.
January 1, 2021
Novel
480 pages
140 × 210 mm
21,90 €
9782265144132
978-2-2651-4413-2
Translated from the English by Karine Reignier-Guerre