The Last Banquet, Paperback Book
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Starting life in the gutter, Jean-Marie d'Aumout rises through the ranks of eighteenth-century French society propelled by his wits and an obsession with finding the perfect taste.

But beyond the palace walls, revolution is in the air and the country is clamouring with a hunger of a different kind.


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Enjoyable and impressive first novel, a multi layered story with a final twist in the tale. Starting in pre-revolutionary France, it is the story of a boy rescued from a dung heap, who rises to become an aristocrat, while this very class is threatened by the drumbeat of revolution.

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