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Gemma Bovery (Paperback)
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Gemma Bovery (Paperback)

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Paperback 112 Pages / Published: 05/10/2000
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The brilliant graphic novel behind the major new film starring Gemma Aterton (Quantum of Solace), Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Fabrice Luchini (In the House) and Mel Raido (Spooks) Gemma is the bored, pretty second wife of Charlie Bovery, the reluctant stepmother of his children and the bete-noire of his ex-wife. Gemma's sudden windfall and distaste for London take them across the Channel to Normandy, where the charms of French country living soon wear off. Is it a coincidence that Gemma Bovery has a name rather like Flaubert's notorious heroine? Is it by chance that, like Madame Bovary, Gemma is bored, adulterous, and a bad credit risk? Is she inevitably doomed? These questions consume Gemma's neighbour, the intellectual baker, Joubert. Denying voyeurism, but nevertheless noting every change in the fit of her jeans, every addition to Gemma's wardrobe, her love-bites and lovers, Joubert, with the help of the heroine's diaries, follows her path towards ruin. Adultery and its consequences. Disappointment and deception. The English in France. Fat and slim. Then and now.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224061148
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 278 g
Dimensions: 288 x 168 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Truly original, witty and well-observed... A work of genius" * Sunday Telegraph *
"A tour de force of comic storytelling" -- Roger Sabin * Observer *
"Wickedly funny... This book is so good that one can hardly bear to reach the end" * Daily Mail *
"Hilarious... Gemma Bovery deliciously exploits Posy Simmonds' talent for observing, in words and in pictures, the absurdities of daily life among the aspiring metropolitan middle class at home and abroad" * The Times *

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“Lovely book cleverly told.”

Lovely drawings from astute observation and knowledge bring this book alive.

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