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Almost like two separate people translated it! Books by Katherine Pancol. Shockingly, however, as the publishers acknowledge — in tiny print, on the copyright page There’s Josephine – a specialist in 12th century history and the character I loved the most. I found myself laughing out loud, gasping with surprise, wanting to smack a few of these characters, feeling deeply sympathetic to Josephine and also deeply respecting her even when she The Ultimate Character Driven Novel!

Despite that slight misalignment, I found this book pretty delightful. I bought this book because it was an international best seller and so I figured that it had to be a good read.

Iris – Josephine’s sister – so not who I thought she was, I’m keeping my mouth shut – you’ll figure her out eventually. A review at The Washington Post called the book a “satisfying read.

One anecdote even has Shirley’s son, Gary, having seen the film The Night of the Hunter — a film that would surely traumatize any pre-teen and that still shocks most adults see Simon Callow’s book on it — at age eleven. It’s complexity of character made me realize just how bad I As usual, I received this book through the kindness of some giveaway or other.


This was the first of at least three books featuring these characters. Fossi in lui mi offenderei!

View all 27 comments. The intrigues were entertaining as well as demonstrating a clear and refreshing evolution of character and story. Affairs, katgerine and general mayhem ensues.

Marcel tiene una amante. Unpleasant too is the focus on the superficial — and appearances, especially. There are just a few quibbles with the story or maybe with the translation. Hortense has attitude and knows how to use her looks to manipulate men. To ask other readers questions about The Yellow Eyes of Crocodilesplease sign up.

And it’s set in Paris!! Readers who enjoy this novel will be pleased to know that the second book, The Slow Waltz of Turtles is also available in English.

As Jo discovers her own talents, she struggles with not getting credit for her work, which becomes a runaway bestseller.

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles – Katherine Pancol

Following the success of her first novel Moi D’abord inPancol moved to New York City where she spent the next decade pursuing creative writing and yeuux classes at Columbia University while producing three more novels La Barbare inScarlett, si possible and Les Hommes cruels ne courent pas les rues.

Her meagre salary at the CNRS as a 12th Century historian will need to be supplemented; luckily, her brother-in-law, Philippe Dupin offers her some translation work. Katherine Pancol moved from Casablanca to France when she was pacol. She lives in ParisFrance where she recently published Muchachas.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. While not great literature, it was panfol good read! What I will say instead, is that there are about a hundred characters in this book. Iris is married to a successful lawyer with whom she has a son, but she is really doing nothing.

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E’ la storia di Josephine, sposata e madre di due figlie, ma anche insicura, pancil e buonista.

William did more than translate the book. Pancol updates her blog weekly on her web-site. I was listening to “Fresh Air” on NPR recently, as I often do in the morning, when one of their regular book reviewers started talking about this book.

Henriette – Iris and Josephine’s mother- Oh gawd – a nightmare of a mother!!!!! View all 7 comments.

A crocodile farm and the sisters’ book are already more than enough to deal with, but that’s just the starting point for Pancol. She studied literature and initially became a French and Latin teacher before turning to journalism.

While working for Paris-Match and Cosmopolitan, she is noticed by an intuitive pahcol who encourages her to begin writing. Well, sometimes you have to use a little subterfuge to get there Quando Josephine scopre che il marito la tradisce, lo butta fuori di casa.

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J’aime beaucoup ce livre. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.

Pancol is incredibly lazy with many of her plot-points too:

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