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Bonjour Tristesse & A Certain Smile by Françoise Sagan
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Feb 10, 2009

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Apparently F Sagan wrote this when she was but a slip of a girl and it caused a lot of scandal/publicity at the time - so much so that she never really eclipsed Bonjour Tristesse's fame. A teenager and her father live a shallow,vapid life of pampered rich people in the sun. Her Father's plans to marry a rather serious friend might make life difficult for our anti-heroine so a cunning plan is hatched so break the pair up. It's cunning and cruel and it wont end happily.
Well written and an easy read, but the French Scott Fitzgerald she ain't.

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02/10/2009 page 10
4.69% "Bonjour Francoise Sagan."

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