These Dividing Walls

  • by Fran Cooper
  • Narrated by Karen Cass
  • 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One Parisian summer. A building of separate lives. All that divides them will soon collapse....
In a forgotten corner of Paris stands a building. Within its walls people talk and kiss, laugh and cry; some are glad to sit alone while others wish they did not.
A woman with silver-blonde hair opens her bookshop downstairs, an old man feeds the sparrows on his windowsill, and a young mother wills the morning to hold itself at bay.
Though each of their walls touches someone else's, the neighbours they pass in the courtyard remain strangers. Into this courtyard arrives Edward. Still bearing the sweat of a channel crossing, he takes his place in an attic room to wait out his grief. But in distant corners of the city, as Paris is pulled taut with summer heat, there are those who meet with a darker purpose. As the feverish metropolis is brought to a boiling point, secrets will rise, and walls will crumble both within and without number 37....


Audible Editor Reviews

"Confident and brilliant. She will immerse you in a world I dare you to turn away from." (Lisa O'Donnell, author of The Death of Bees.)


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Something a bit different

Lovely descriptions of the city of Paris. Thought-provoking and relevant content to do with the re-emergence of far right beliefs in the West but also a more personal story about coming to terms with loss. Hard to fit into a genre but a refreshing read.
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- L Douglas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2017
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton