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A fabulous read
16 November 2015
EOTH is of a genre I would never read but it was a a book my partner was reading for her book club and it was lying on the bed one evening as I was preparing to read one of my endless detective thrillers. I picked it up and started reading and was instantly hooked. The book is kind of autobiography by two authors: Renée, a fiftyish dowdy concierge and Paloma, a twelve year old girl living in Renée's Paris hotel. Both are of extraordinary intelligence and insightfulness but for their own reasons choose to suppress their intellectual superiority. If you are an introvert perplexed at the stupidity and arrogance of those who claim the moral and intellectual high ground of the world then you will love the insights of Renée and Paloma.
You may need to reach for a dictionary occasionally but the writing of this English translation is fabulous and never pompous.This is easily the best book I have read. Whenever I feel a little frustrated with life I read any chapter of my Kindle version and feel instantly refreshed. A book to be treasured and re-read with a nice cup of tea and chocolate.