The Irish Times: Sebastian Faulks returns to France in Paris Echo

While much of Sebastian Faulks’s early work featured novels set in France – The Girl at the Lion d’OrCharlotte Gray and, of course, the incomparable Birdsong – it’s a country that he’s avoided in his fiction for the past 20 years, preferring to concentrate on more contemporary British stories, such as the excellent psychological drama Engleby, the engaging A Week in December, a James Bond novel and a PG Wodehouse pastiche.

So, for long-time readers of Faulks’s fiction, it’s exciting to see him return to Paris and a story rooted in wartime experiences, a genre he has excelled in in the past. And, happily, Paris Echo does not disappoint.

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