From the author of The Red Notebook, described as 'Parisian perfection' by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Vintage 1954 is a nostalgic tale of time travel.
'A glorious time-slip caper... Just wonderful’ Daily Mail
When Hubert Larnaudie invites some fellow residents of his Parisian apartment building to drink an exceptional bottle of 1954 Beaujolais, he has no idea of its special properties.
The following morning, Hubert finds himself waking up in 1950s Paris, as do antique restorer Magalie, mixologist Julien, and Airbnb tenant Bob from Milwaukee, who's on his first trip to Europe. After their initial shock, the city of Edith Piaf and An American in Paris begins to work its charm on them. The four delight in getting to know the French capital during this iconic period, whilst also playing with the possibilities that time travel allows.
But, ultimately, they need to work out how to get back to 2017, and time is of the essence...
'I adore Laurain's novels... This latest love letter to the French capital more than keeps up his impressive standard' Daily Mail
'Delightfully nostalgic escapism set in a gorgeously conjured Paris of 1954' Sunday Mirror
'This delightfully entertaining comic novel is genuinely heart warming stuff. It will remind you of Amélie in the way it takes wings on a flight of fancy and soars' NB
'Like fine wine, Laurain’s novels get better with each one he writes. Vintage 1954 is a charming and warm-hearted read' Phaedra Patrick, author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
‘As inventive and perceptive a story as you could wish for’ Max Easterman, European Literature Network
'A warm-hearted and witty novel that manages to be both effortlessly readable and charmingly profound at the same time' CultureFly
'An utter delight ... Warm, witty and very entertaining' Linda's Book Bag
'Someone can always come along and make our world a lot more perfect than before. One such is M Laurain himself, for he really is most readable, warm-hearted and enjoyable' The Book Bag
'One of my favourite reads this year... the story is so alluring and has timeless charm' Sissi Reads
Praise for Antoine Laurain
‘It has the pleasing weirdness that makes Laurain’s novels so appealing’ The Sunday Times
‘Hilarious, formidable — and essential packing for any French Summer holiday’ Daily Mail
‘A brisk black comedy’ The Guardian
‘A seductively murderous Parisian tale’ The Times Crime Club
‘Funny, superbly over-the-top…. not a page too much’ The Times
‘A hymn to la vie Parisienne…enjoy it for its fabulistic narrative, and the way it teeters pleasantly on the edge of Gallic whimsy’ The Guardian
‘Resist this novel if you can; it’s the very quintessence of French romance’ The Times
‘Soaked in Parisian atmosphere, this lovely, clever, funny novel will have you rushing to the Eurostar post-haste… A gem’ Daily Mail