Wednesday, September 28, 2011

An Accident in August, by Laurence Cossé

If you were in France or at least in Europe on August 31, 1997, you probably remember how all the news focused for weeks on the event leading to Lay Diana’s death.
In this book, Laurence Cossé uses the accident but with a very smart and original twist. Not sure this ever showed up in the news back then, but her basic theory for the plot of the book is that the fast driving drunken chauffeur crashed into the bridge because he tried to avoid a car which was unfortunately too well respecting the speed limit in that area – which is extremely rare, as you know if you have ever driven in those Parisian areas and in the périphériques. (If you are looking for a sense of danger and adventure, try it!)
So the book is about...

Please go here to read my full review.
You will also find my new "I love France" meme in that post. I encouraged you to use my Mr Linky to link there any post you would have related to France.
Emma @ Words And Peace