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Les Champs d’Honneur -Jean Rouaud

Some people are thrilled to spot movie stars. I like meeting writers – especially in difficult circumstances – like waiting in an excruciatingly long baggage check-in ‘service’ at the Moscow airport. Although I haven’t yet delved into Les Champs d’Honneur (which won a Goncourt prize in 1990, my first plan of action is to pick up a copy of this novel which promises already (just by reading the Amazon description to be absorbing).

The setting is post-World War I- a family indelibly changed – I won’t say any more until I’ve had a chance to read it.