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The Reader On the 6.27

(2015)
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An irresistible French sensation - Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore meets Amelie.

The Reader on the 6.27 explores the power of books through the lives of the people they save. It is sure to capture the hearts of book lovers everywhere.

Guylain Vignolles leads a dull and solitary life. He hates his job, and his only company at home is a goldfish. Every morning he takes the 6.27 to his tedious job at a book pulping factory. He hates his boss and his assistant, but he finds companionship with the factory's guard, an eccentric aficionado of classical literature.

On the train each morning on the way to work, Guylain reads aloud to his fellow commuters the disparate pages that he rescues from the jaws of the monstrous pulping machine. One morning on the train, he finds a USB stick which contains the diary of a young woman. As Guylain reads the diary, he finds himself falling love with its author....

This enchanting novel is a warm and funny fable about literature's power to uplift even the most monotonous of lives and how there can be dignity and poetry for even the most misunderstood.

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Hardback Editions

June 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Reader on the 6.27
Author(s): Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
ISBN: 1-4472-7646-9 / 978-1-4472-7646-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Reader on the 6.27
Author(s): Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
ISBN: 1-5098-3685-3 / 978-1-5098-3685-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Reader on the 6.27
Author(s): Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
ISBN: 1-4472-7649-3 / 978-1-4472-7649-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Reader on the 6.27
Author(s): Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
ISBN: 1-4472-7647-7 / 978-1-4472-7647-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Reader on the 6.27
Author(s): Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, Ros Schwartz (translator)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   


June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Reader on the 6.27
Author(s): Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, Ros Schwartz (translator)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Reader on the 6.27
Author(s): Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, Ros Schwartz (translator)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Reader on the 6.27
Author(s): Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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