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A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan, penguin,1964


Title: A Certain Smile
Author: Francoise Sagan
Publisher: penguin
Publication Date: 1964
Format: soft cover
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

Francoise Sagan's writings are always a classy and welcome addition to any bookshelf. A Certain Smile portrays with great feeling the dilemma in which a young girl finds herself when falls out of love with her student friend and into an entanglement with his uncle, a middle-aged man who deliberately sets out to attract her, even though he is happily married to a woman of great charm. The situation is as difficult as it is complicated, for her new friend’s wife behaves as a mother to her. There is nothing of the clandestine about the affair to destroy its honesty. This is a lovely classic story that would make a wonderful addition to any home collection.