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Bruno's Challenge

And Other Dordogne Tales

Martin Walker



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09 November 2021
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A bumper collection of 14 delightful stories featuring Bruno - Chief of Police and France's favourite cop - all set in the beautiful Dordogne valley and the ravishing Perigord region of south-west France. Here is a landscape of meandering rivers with medieval castles overlooking their banks, lush hillsides and spreading vineyards, delicious local wines and world renowned cuisine.

With titles like Bruno and the Chocolate War, Bruno and the Birthday Lunch, Oystercatcher, A Market Tale and Fifty Million Bubbles, you may be sure that champagne and gastronomy feature, as well as cosy crime in Dangerous Vacation. Bruno strides through these tales, keeping calm, settling local disputes and keeping safe his beloved town of St Denis.

Only on one occasion does he panic: in Bruno's Challenge, his friend Ivan, proprietor and chef of the town's popular eatery, suddenly collapses on the eve of a large anniversary dinner, and he asks Bruno to take over the restaurant. After a few protests, followed by some deep breaths, the inimitable Bruno meets his challenge, as always.
By:   Martin Walker
Imprint:   Quercus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   360g
ISBN:   9781529418118
ISBN 10:   1529418119
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   09 November 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Martin Walker is a prize-winning journalist and the author of several acclaimed works of non-fiction, including The Cold War: A History. He lives in the Dordogne and Washington, DC.

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