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Mirabelle Pickers, The, Paperback / softback Book

Mirabelle Pickers, The Paperback / softback


Jacques Reda chooses the height of the plum-picking season to revisit - on an old motorbike - his home town in Lorraine, north-eastern France.

The fragrant allure of mirabelles introduces a colourful mix of old acquaintances renewed in these five days and vividly remembered places that have shaped a lifetime's writing. With its reflections, often whimsical, on the passing of the years, and its varied motifs - the plums, the provincial stillness, the toy soldiers of his childhood, 'the astonishing existence of others' first discovered as a love-struck schoolboy - this has few rivals as a portrayal of town life in la France profonde, written with tenderness and humour.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780856464492



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