The Girl at the Lion d'Or by Sebastian Faulks

The Girl at the Lion d'Or

French Trilogy #1

Sebastian Faulks

250 pages first pub 1989 (editions)

fiction historical romance challenging emotional reflective slow-paced


From the author of the international bestseller Birdsong, comes a haunting historical novel of passion, loss, and courage set in France between the two world wars. This Vintage Original edition marks its first appearance in the United States.On a ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 267 reviews


emotional 71%
sad 57%
reflective 42%
tense 42%
mysterious 28%
dark 14%


slow 62%
medium 37%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 87% | A mix: 12%

Strong character development?

No: 57% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

No: 57% | It's complicated: 28% | Yes: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | N/A: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14%

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