mercredi 17 juillet 2019

top summer read by the Daily Mail : VINTAGE 1954

“A glorious timeslip caper… just wonderful.”

vendredi 5 juillet 2019

mardi 2 juillet 2019

VINTAGE 1954 on INSTAGRAM... Cheers ! to the readers.


dimanche 30 juin 2019

mardi 18 juin 2019

VINTAGE 1954 a new novel by Antoine Laurain

Dear readers, the 20th june 2019 my new novel "VINTAGE 1954" will be available in all good bookstores !

Have a nice week-end in the french fifties with Bob, Hubert, Magalie and Julien.

The story:

After drinking a bottle of vintage Beaujolais, a group of Parisian neighbours are transported back in time to 1954.

When Hubert Larnaudie invites some fellow residents of his Parisian apartment building to drink an exceptional bottle of 1954 Beaujolais, he has no idea of its special properties. The following morning, Hubert finds himself waking up in 1950s Paris, as do antique restorer Magalie, mixologist Julien, and Airbnb tenant Bob from Milwaukee, who’s on his first trip to Europe.
After their initial shock, the city of Edith Piaf and An American in Paris begins to work its charm on them. The four delight in getting to know the French capital during this iconic period, whilst also playing with the possibilities that time travel allows. But, ultimately, they need to work out how to get back to 2017. And the key lies in a legendary story and the vineyards of the Chateau St Antoine…

First Reviews:
‘I adore Laurain’s novels… This latest love letter to the French capital more than keeps up his impressive standard’ Daily Mail
‘Funny, romantic, a little sad, and thoroughly, triumphantly Parisian.’ Daily Mail
‘As inventive and perceptive a story as you could wish for’ Max Easterman, European Literature Network
‘Delightfully nostalgic escapism set in a gorgeously conjured Paris of 1954’ Sunday Mirror
‘Someone can always come along and make our world a lot more perfect than before. One such is M Laurain himself, for he really is most readable, warm-hearted and enjoyable’ The Book Bag
‘Must Read.’Saturday Express (book of the week)

More about the book on my publisher website:


Signing at WHSmith:  Saturday 6th July from 4pm-5.30pm.
248 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris