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The Great Swindle

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Now a major French film Au revoir là-haut - Prix Goncourt-winning masterpiece by the writer who brought you Alex, Irène and Camille.

October 1918: the war on the Western Front is all but over. Desperate for one last chance of promotion, the ambitious Lieutenant Henri d'Aulnay Pradelle sends two scouts over the top, and secretly shoots them in the back to incite his men to heroic action once more.

And so is set in motion a series of devastating events that will inextricably bind together the fates and fortunes of Pradelle and the two soldiers who witness his crime: Albert Maillard and Édouard Péricourt.

Back in civilian life, Albert and Édouard struggle to adjust to a society whose reverence for its dead cannot quite match its resentment for those who survived. But the two soldiers conspire to enact an audacious form of revenge against the country that abandoned them to penury and despair, with a scheme to swindle the whole of France on an epic scale.

Meanwhile, believing her brother killed in action, Édouard's sister Madeleine has married Pradelle, who is running a little scam of his own...

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

November 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Great Swindle: Prize-winning historical fiction by a master of suspense
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 0-85705-324-8 / 978-0-85705-324-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Great Swindle
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 1-62365-903-5 / 978-1-62365-903-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Great Swindle: Prize-winning historical fiction by a master of suspense
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 1-84866-579-2 / 978-1-84866-579-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Great Swindle
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
ISBN: 1-68144-393-7 / 978-1-68144-393-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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November 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Great Swindle
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ISBN: 0-85705-325-6 / 978-0-85705-325-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Great Swindle
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Great Swindle
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Great Swindle
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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November 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Great Swindle
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Great Swindle
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Swindle: Prize-winning historical fiction by a master of suspense
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Swindle: Prize-winning historical fiction by a master of suspense
Author(s): Pierre Lemaitre
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU