A Visit From Voltaire

      Dinah Lee Küng

A Visit From Voltaire

Nominated for the UK's Orange Prize for Fiction in 2004, the comic novel "A Visit From Voltaire" brings the incorrigible 18th-century troublemaker back to life as he haunts the Swiss farmhouse of a newly-arrived American and her family. Over the course of a lonely winter, a hilariously reincarnated Voltaire evolves from the Houseguest-from-Hell into the narrator's wisest friend, teaching her how to live life to the fullest. Funny, original and appealing to all ages, including students of French language or history, this is history literally brought to life, complete with wig, kneebreeches and a coffee addiction.

Voted second "Must Read" by UK library borrowers, after the winner, Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong, and ahead of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Lovely Bones, the Bookseller of Kabul, My Sister's Keeper and the Sharpe books of Bernard Cornwell on World Book Day April 2005

"In the tradition of the best self-help novels, Voltaire teaches...

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    Love and the Art of War

      Dinah Lee Küng

Love and the Art of War

"From the Orange Prize-nominated author of "A Visit From Voltaire" comes a delightful mix of Desperate Housewife-meets-Karate Kid, with hints for the underdog reader in each of us. Read this witty literary romance and you'll be get ready to take on the bullies and poseurs out in the cold, cruel everyday world."A London librarian is losing her job, her man and, possibly even her mind. Enrolling in an evening class, "Mending Marriage or Decent Divorce," Jane ends up by mistake with some oddball businessmen studying Sun Tzu's The Art of War and China's legendary Thirty-six Battle Stratagems.Professor Baldwin urges Jane to give his management class a try before joining the lovelorn ladies next door. He'll train her in ancient military wiles to "fight without fighting"—and win back Joe, her career and best of all, her self-esteem.Can Sun Tzu and his feudal warlords save a middle-aged woman in modern London, not to mention her hapless classmates? Overwhelmed by an ageing celebrity...
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