The President's Hat

The President's Hat

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 28/03/2013
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The President's Hat
Very Charming and Very French!
A man is dining alone in an elegant Parisian restaurant and can hardly believe his eyes, or luck, when President Mitterand sits down at the table next to h... READ MORE
Christopher Johnson at Harrogate
The President's Hat
Suits you sir!
This is the magical story of how one world famous hat changes the lives of several people in and around Paris in the 1980's. Another triumph of translation... READ MORE
Maxine Blane at Argyle St
The President's Hat
What a difference a hat makes!
This book was an absolute delight to read. I finished it in a coulpe of sittings as I couldn't bear to put it down. The tone of the writing made it very ea... READ MORE
Helen Jackson at Sutton Coldfield
The President's Hat
Light and joyful.
A charming and deliciously French story about an inspirational, yet troublesome, hat. Daniel Mercier decides to treat himself to an extravagant dinner in a... READ MORE
Emma Prince at Portsmouth
The President's Hat
Great read!
This is a charming, little read about the story of several Parisians who's fate changes as they come into possesion of Francois Mitterrand's hat. I loved i... READ MORE
Catherine Stephenson at Hull
The President's Hat
A splendid French novel that is sure to delight.
The journey of a lost hat and how it passes between people and changes their lives. I really love this story. Careful translation has kept a wonderfully F... READ MORE
Keiran L
The President's Hat
Charming, Delightful and Very French!
A man is dining alone in an elegant Parisian restaurant and can hardly believe his eyes, or his luck, when President Francois Mitterand sits down at the ta... READ MORE
Christopher Johnson at Harrogate
The President's Hat
Whimsical!
What a gorgeous novel! The premise is the idea that the hat belonging to President Mitterand has the power to change lives.... Guaranteed to delight!
Claire Drury at Canterbury Rose Lane
The President's Hat
Light and joyful!
A charming and deliciously French story about an inspirational, yet troublesome, hat. Daniel Mercier decides to treat himself to an extravagant dinner in a... READ MORE
Emma Louise Pennell at Chichester
The President's Hat
A whimsical, optimistic delight.
As winter drags on and on, this delightful novel is the perfect antidote. It is one of those rare books that has the power to transport the reader away com... READ MORE
Stephen Lidbury at Brentwood

Synopsis

Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President Francois Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him. Daniel's thrill at being in such close proximity to the most powerful man in the land persists even after the presidential party has gone, which is when he discovers that Mitterrand's black felt hat has been left behind. After a few moments' soul-searching, Daniel decides to keep the hat as a souvenir of an extraordinary evening. It's a perfect fit, and as he leaves the restaurant Daniel begins to feel somehow - different.

  • Publisher: Gallic Books
  • ISBN: 9781908313478
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 212g
  • Dimensions: 177 x 127 mm

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The President's Hat
A great good feel book
I was given this book and had not heard about it before so had no expectations. It's a fairly short read, easy to complete in just a couple of sittings and... READ MORE
tinal
The President's Hat
The Presidents Hat by Antoine Laurain
Thoroghly enjoyable, easy read but without being 'fluffy'. Mildly humourous at times.
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The President's Hat
Who wants to be a milliner..?
We find ourselves following a succession of happenstance hat-acquirers, and observe the changes in their lives that arise from a mysterious emboldening tha... READ MORE
Leilah at Doncaster
The President's Hat
Great read.
Can a hat give you the confidence to change things or was it always there waiting for a chance to show itself. A really good read, following a hat and the ... READ MORE
Safety Sue
The President's Hat
A different take on destiny
I found the concept fascinating, and the book highlights how moments of chance, and small happenings, can change people's lives, often for the better. All ... READ MORE
Evan
The President's Hat
a grat read
this is a gentle tale, for us, older ones, about a figure we remember - president Mittterand and his famous black hat. The story runs seamlessly from one t... READ MORE
Hela
The President's Hat
Interesting story
Daniel Mercier finds himself alone in Paris whilst his wife and son are away. On the spur of the moment he decides to visit a brasserie. Whilst eating Pres... READ MORE
Janet E
The President's Hat
A delightful book!
This is a delightful book following the journey of President François Mitterrand’s hat when it is mistakenly left behind in a Parisian brasserie. The tale... READ MORE
lesleys
The President's Hat
I loved it for its originality!
The President's Hat gripped me from the start. It's an easy book to read, even after a long day at work! I enjoyed the originality of the theme and how the... READ MORE
Ruth W
The President's Hat
A magical book!
I bought this book because the cover caught my eye as I was browsing the latest books on offer, and I am very glad that the cover did catch my eye because ... READ MORE
Steve W
The President's Hat
'This is no ordinary hat.'
Translated from the French by Gallic Books (Jane Aitken, Emily Boyce, Louise Rogers Lalaurie) It is November 1986 and accountant Daniel Mercier is dining ... READ MORE
Lindsay Healy
The President's Hat
Sometimes, life carries you in different directions...
Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President François Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him as he is dining alone in a Parisian... READ MORE
Amanda Kennedy
The President's Hat
Satisfying and amusing
This is an easy book to read that makes you smile throughout. The characters are substantial and you care about them all. It also has a particualrly satisf... READ MORE
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