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 Mitterand’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.
This is a delightful and warm tale set in 1980’s France taking you on the journey with the hat. With subtle humour this is the perfect summer read.
Gallic Press/ 9781908313478/£8.99