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Charlie Lee-Potter on Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
I love the fact that Sagan blew her £75 advance for Bonjour Tristesse on whisky and a chic black sweater. But she got the last laugh, and plenty more jumpers, because the novel was eventually translated into twenty languages, sold 2 million copies and was made into a film starring David Niven and Deborah Kerr . . .
The shortlist for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize 2017 has been announced. The Prize of £2,500 will be awarded on 6 March with a drinks reception at The Library Club, St Martin’s Lane.
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