Fresh Water for Flowers (Paperback)
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Fresh Water for Flowers (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 10/06/2021
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*A NUMBER 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER*
*OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE*

"An appealing indulgence in nature, food and drink, and, above all, friendships."-The Guardian

A poignant bestselling novel full of French charm and memorable characters.

Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Her daily life is lived to the rhythms of the hilarious and touching confidences of random visitors and her colleagues.

Violette's routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of a local police chief, Julien Seul, who insists on depositing the ashes of his mother on the gravesite of a complete stranger. The grave Julien is looking for, and his mother's story of clandestine love, is intertwined with Violette's own secret past.

The funny, moving, intimately told story of a woman who believes obstinately in happiness, Fresh Water for Flowers brings out the exceptional and the poetic in the ordinary. A delightful, atmospheric, absorbing tale.


What readers are saying:

"I'd read this book over and over again"
"One of those books that you don't want to end"
"Absolutely amazing story"
"This is one of the BEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN!"
"A really moving story of hope love and determination"
"this is one of the most life-affirming books I have read"

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
ISBN: 9781787703117
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A beautiful, intensely atmospheric bittersweet dream of a book." -- Matt Haig
"Valerie Perrin's delightful Fresh Water for Flowers is a funny and moving story of one woman's belief that everything will turn out right." * Stylist *
"The story fluctuates between extremes with stylish elegance. It is melancholic and yet ebullient...What may on the surface of it appear gloomy and morose, in Perrin's hands is an appealing indulgence in nature, food and drink, and, above all, friendships." * The Guardian *
"A tender and poignant exploration of love, loss, and redemption." * Publishers Weekly *
"A triumphant celebration of life and love." * ForeWord Reviews *
"Breathtaking." * Unidivers *
"A bad, bad, bad case of love at first read. This is a splendid, moving book." * C'est au programma *
"An insightful novel, a book whose droll and endearing characters will bring you from tears to laughter." -- Michel Bussi
"The balance between laughter and tears is spot on." * Lire *
"Thundering applause. And, believe us, the word 'thunder' is not too strong." * La Marseillese *

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“A story which you fall in love with...”

Violette was a mother, wife, a level-crossing keeper and now a cemetery keeper.

This beautifully translated almost poetic novel tells the story of Violette and people visiting the cemetery. Valerie Perrin weaves a... More

Hardback edition
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“Without question a really good unusual read”

What I liked about this book is that is stretched the limits to an unusual gripping read.
Violette Toussaint got off to a bad start, she wa given away at birth and was named Violette and the same midwife gave her... More

Hardback edition
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“Wonderful and moving”

'We have come here in search, in search of something or someone. In search of that love that is stronger than death.'

This is one of those books that just draws you in, wrings your heart out and leaves you,... More

Hardback edition
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