Comings and Goings in Céret, Julie Roussel Cros & Laetitia Roussel
by Laura Mclellan
Follow Matthieu Barbet, a Parisian police officer brought to Céret, and his investigation into poisoned bonnets. Discover the town as it was back in 1673.
I had the pleasure of translating this book, which meant I got to know the characters really well. I had some really interesting discussions with the editor, the authors’ brother, about the finer historical details and of course, Catalan identity.
This is an entertaining whodunnit, bursting with humour and larger-than-life personalities; from Galdric Crossel, town councillor and proud master of the extremely judgemental cat, Luna, to Almondo Perez y Tortosa, Catalonia’s answer to Cassenova.
Follow Matthieu Barbet as he investigates the murky origins of the poisoned lace bonnets sent to the court of Louis XIV. Passion, love, politics and alchemy… this is an easy-read, perfect for summer.
A fun and light-hearted way to (re)discover the history of the region, I would thoroughly recommend giving it a go!
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