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The Flemish House
by Georges Simenon and Shaun Whiteside


Overview - A new translation of this chilling novel, set on the Belgian border. Book fourteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.
She wasn't an ordinary supplicant. She didn't lower her eyes. There was nothing humble about her bearing. She spoke frankly, looking straight ahead, as if to claim what was rightfully hers.
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Overview
A new translation of this chilling novel, set on the Belgian border. Book fourteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.
She wasn't an ordinary supplicant. She didn't lower her eyes. There was nothing humble about her bearing. She spoke frankly, looking straight ahead, as if to claim what was rightfully hers. 'If you don't agree to look at our case, my parents and I will be lost, and it will be the most hateful legal error...'
Maigret is asked to the windswept, rainy border town of Givet by a young woman desperate to clear her family of murder. But their well-kept shop, the sleepy community and its raging river all hide their own mysteries.
Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as The Flemish Shop.
'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' - John Gray
'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.' - The Guardian
'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.' - The Independent

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780141394770
  • ISBN-10: 0141394773
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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