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A stunningly ambitious and entertaining novel that gives us a counter-factual history of the modern world, from the author of the international bestseller HHhH.

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Laurent Binet (Author) Laurent Binet lives and works in France. His first novel, HHhH, was an international bestseller which won the prestigious Prix Goncourt du premier roman, among other prizes. The 7th Function of Language won the Prix de la FNAC and Prix Interallie. Civilisations is a bestseller that has won the Grand Prix de l'Academie fran aise. Sam Taylor (Translator) Sam Taylor is an award-winning literary translator and novelist. His four novels have been translated into 10 languages, and he has translated more than 70 books from French including Laurent Binet's HHhH and Leila Slimani's Lullaby. He grew up in England, spent 10 years in France, and now lives in the United States.

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Binet's best book yet: the work of a major writer just hitting his stride. A delightful counterfactual novel. ***** -- Tim Smith-Laing * Daily Telegraph *
One of the most successful French writers of his generation... a wild romp of a book that turns history on its head * Guardian *
Characteristically ambitious, brilliant...Combining all the pleasure of a period romp with vital questions about our shared origin stories...a triumph * i *
Tremendous fun. * Guardian *
Civilisations provides a whole series of what-ifs, concertinaing known facts in new and surprising ways * Literary Review *

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