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All Our Wordly Goods

All Our Wordly Goods

by Irène Némirovsky

Publisher Chatto and Windus

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From the author of the bestselling Suite Française. Pierre and Agnès marry for love against the wishes of his parents and the family patriarch, the tyrannical industrialist Julien Hardelot, provoking a family feud which cascades down the generations.

Even when war is imminent and Pierre is called up, the old man is unforgiving.

Taut, evocative and beautifully paced, All Our Worldly Goods points up with heartbreaking detail and clarity how close were those two wars, how history repeated itself, tragically, shockingly...

'A remarkable novel...beautifully translated... Her voice, compassionate yet always shrewd, with its sharp portrait of France at war and during the optimistic and confused Twenties and early Thirties, is always distinctive' Literary Review

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About the Author

Irène Némirovsky

Irène Némirovsky was a novelist of Ukrainian Jewish origin who was born in Kiev, Ukraine under the Russian Empire.


She lived more than half her life in France, and wrote in French, but was denied French citizenship. Arrested as a Jew under the racial laws – which did not take into account her conversion to Roman Catholicism - she died at Auschwitz at the age of 39. Némirovsky is best known for the posthumously published Suite française.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Very good condition, with minor wear to the hardcover and some yellowing to the edges. This book is located in our Brighton store, and may take longer for delivery.

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