Marc Levy

The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury

The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury

There are no coincidences, only encounters…

Alice is a passionate “nose” – a creator of perfumes. On Christmas Eve 1950, something happens that will change Alice’s life forever: a fortune teller makes a mysterious prediction about her future. “The most important man in your life was walking behind you a few moments ago. To find him, you will have to undertake a long journey and meet six people who will lead you to him. You have two lives in you, Alice. The life you know and another one, which is waiting for you.”

Alice’s neighbor, Mr. Daldry, notices the unrest that the fortune teller provokes in Alice, and mysteriously encourages her to take the predictions seriously, eventually convincing her to leave. To make sure that Alice does not change her mind, the eccentric bachelor even agrees to accompany her on the journey.

An odyssey into the heart of Europe in the 1950s, into lives that are haunted by the demons of a recent past. A story of friendship and things left unsaid.

Type : Novel
Publication date : 2011/04/21
EAN Paperback : 9782221116791
EAN Ebook : 9782361320232
Publishers : Robert Laffont | Versilio

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What readers are saying

presse
16.04.2011

The Strange Journey of Mr. Daldry is full of poetry, and full of spirit. In this funny and endearing novel, the author continues to weave through the themes he enjoys so much – the intersection between friendship and romance, humility and courage, the true love of others, and self-fulfillment.”

Anne-Sylvie Sprenger, Le Matin
presse
28.04.2011

“One of Marc Levy’s best novels to date.”

Mohammed Aïssasoui, Le Figaro
presse
06.05.2011

“We all fell in love with Mr. Daldry, and we want the same man at home!… We turned the pages holding our breath until the very end!… Dialogue, humor, suspense: it’s all there!”

aufeminin.com
presse
26.04.2011

“Once again, Marc Levy reveals the magnitude of his storyteller talent.”

Pierre Vavasseur, Le Parisien
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10.05.2011

“One of Marc Levy’s best novels to date, and a great success. I loved the parts about friendship between a man and woman, and thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Daldry’s take on love. All [female] readers will dream of going to Istanbul with Mr. Daldry… A lovely book, that takes the reader on an enthralling journey.”

Sophie Davant, France 2
presse
08.05.2011

“A fine-tuned, well-executed intrigue, which moves at a good pace. Full of humor and humanity, it raises questions about identity, about one’s story and past. A book full of poetry, about the quest for true happiness.”

Grégoire Amir-Tahmasseb, L'Union
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28.05.2011

“The French writer Marc Levy has long wanted to write a book that would blend the world of perfumes with characters he has had in his head for a very long time. That’s exactly what he did with The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury, an exotic and sensual quest where friendship gives way to love.”

Le Journal de Québec
presse
12.04.2011

“Marc Levy is back with a new novel with an original and romantic storyline.”

Cosmopolitan.fr

International publications

Przeznaczenie
Przeznaczenie
Albatros
Poland
La chimica segreta degli incontri
La chimica segreta degli incontri
Rizzoli
Italy
A Estranha Viagem do Senhor Daldry
A Estranha Viagem do Senhor Daldry
Contraponto
Portugal
Die zwei Leben der Alice Pendelbury
Die zwei Leben der Alice Pendelbury
Blanvalet
Germany
The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury
The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury
Amazon Crossing
United States
La química secreta de los encuentros
La química secreta de los encuentros
Planeta
Spain
سفر عجیب آقای دالدری
سفر عجیب آقای دالدری
گوتنبرگ
Iran
Müsyö Daldrinin qəribə səyahəti
Müsyö Daldrinin qəribə səyahəti
Qanun
Azerbaijan
Το άρωμα της νοσταλγίας
Το άρωμα της νοσταλγίας
Ψυχογιός
Greece
Neobično putovanje gospodina Daldrija
Neobično putovanje gospodina Daldrija
Laguna
Serbia

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