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By Alyson Richman

ISBN-10: 0698185412

ISBN-13: 9780698185418

A richly imagined tale of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French pilot and writer of The Little Prince, from the writer of The misplaced spouse and The backyard of Letters.

March, 1942: Declared medically undeserving to fly whereas France is beseiged via warfare, Saint-Exupéry languishes in homesick frustration, not able to assist his country—and not able to put in writing. whereas his writer attempts in useless to ease the author's brain, Saint-Exupéry meets the captivating Silvia Hamilton at a dinner party. although they don't percentage a language, they're still interested in one another, and the place phrases fail them they locate different kinds of communication.

In the continuing months, Silvia's heat and charm provide Saint-Exupéry the reassurance he so desperately wishes. And as their love affair prospers, he unearths himself encouraged to inform a story of such simplicity and wonder individual of any age may perhaps locate pleasure and luxury in it. With Silvia as his muse, he works furiously to compose his petite prince.

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