Liberty Bar (Paperback)

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By Georges Simenon, David Watson (Translator)
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A new translation of Georges Simenon's devastating novel set on the French Riviera, book seventeen in the new Penguin Maigret series.

It had a smell of holidays. The previous evening, in Cannes harbour, with the setting sun, had also had the smell of holidays, especially the Ardena, whose owner swaggered in front of two girls with gorgeous figures.. Dazzled at first by the glamour of sunny Antibes, Maigret soon finds himself immersed in the less salubrious side of the Riviera as he retraces the final steps of a local eccentric.

Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret on the Riviera.

'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' - John Gray

'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.' - The Guardian

'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.' - The Independent.

About the Author


Georges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium. He is best known in the Englishspeaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household name in continental Europe. Shaun Whiteside is a Northern Irish translator of French, German, Dutch, and Italian literuature. He lives in London with his wife and son.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780141396095
ISBN-10: 0141396091
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: September 29th, 2015
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Inspector Maigret