Starting life in the gutter, Jean-Marie d’Aumout rises through the ranks of eighteenth-century French society propelled by his wits and an obsession with finding the perfect taste. But beyond the palace walls, revolution is in the air and the country is clamouring with a hunger of a different kind.
“Racily picaresque, energetic and clever”
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“An astonishing, sensual feast which will appeal to those who enjoyed Patrick Susskind’s Perfume”
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Jonathan Grimwood has written for the Guardian, The Times, the Telegraph and the Independent. He is married to the journalist and novelist Sam Baker. They divide their time between Winchester and Paris.
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