In Bonjour Tristesse, Jean Seberg plays a decadent young girl and her father, played by David Niven, is a rich playboy. The father’s former flame, played by Deborah Kerr finds her way back into his life and she becomes a threat to Jean and their way of life.
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These five bite-size novels span the 20th Century and take the reader from courtesan Paris to a dystopian France. Concerned with illicit affairs and doomed love, these books are naughty, thought-provoking and average only 100 pages. 13 more words
Seeing as Bonjour Tristesse (or Ey Up, Luv as it’s known in England) is back in the news at the moment courtesy of Penguin Classics UK (who’ve done a new release thing), we thought we’d make it our Book Of Da Week. 231 more words
Set against the translucent beauty of France in summer, Bonjour Tristesse is a bittersweet tale narrated by Cécile, a seventeen-year-old girl on the brink of womanhood, whose meddling in her father’s love life leads to tragic consequences. 569 more words