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The Last Adventure of Napoleon Sunshine

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349142999

Price: £9.99

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A grandfather who learns to let go.

A grandson who learns to love.

Eighty-five years old, a rebel, a retired boxer, Napoleon Sunshine is unlike other grandparents.

His ten-year-old grandson, Leonard, is unlike the other boys in his class.

Together they are unstoppable. Or so they think.

From Paris to the coast of Normandy, Napoleon and Leonard run away to seek an adventure: they visit the seaside, adopt a dog and plot to kidnap a famous radio presenter. But, really, they are trying to save Napoleon from spending his final days in a retirement home.

The Last Adventure of Napoleon Sunshine is a heart-warming tale about new beginnings and the importance of family, perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove, The Keeper of Lost Thing and The Little Paris Bookshop.


‘A book full of laughter and tears’

‘Funny, sad, honest, warm’

‘A very touching read that pulls you in from the start’

‘Amusing and poignant, this was a very sweet read, with lovely characters’


Aged eighty-five, former boxer Napoleon Sunshine is on a mission. Setting himself (rudely!) against every obstacle in his life, Napoleon leads grandson Leonard and rescue dog Endov in a series of madcap, ultimately moving adventures. It all puts family ties under incredible strain - can they be mended before it's too late?
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