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Popular fiction Silk

  • By Alessandro Baricco
  • Price: £8.99
  • ISBN: 9781841958354 (replaces 9780099448839)
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 20/07/2020 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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France, 1861. When an epidemic threatens to wipe out the silk trade in France, Herve Joncour (a young silkworm breeder) has to travel overland to distant Japan, out of bounds to foreigners, to smuggle out healthy silkworms. In the course of his secret negotiations with the local baron, Joncour's attention is arrested by the man's concubine, a girl who does not have oriental eyes.

Although they are unable to exchange so much as a word, love blossoms between them, a love that is conveyed in a number of recondite messages. How their secret affair develops is told in this remarkable love story.

Title details

Series Popular fiction Title Silk
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date September 2006 Authors Alessandro Baricco
Binding Paperback Pages 160
Size(mm) 129x198 Weight (gms) 130
ESB Code 55400 ISBN 9781841958354 (replaces 9780099448839)
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 20/07/2020 if you order today
  Price £8.99

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