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The Kites

The Kites

Romain Gary

What We Say: In The Kites, a boy named Ludo grows up on a Normandy farm with his kite-making uncle. His life transforms when he meets Lila, an aristocratic Polish girl from the neighbouring estate. Ludo falls for Lila, whose feelings reciprocate as World War II unfolds. This poignant novel portrays characters resisting adversity, embodying the courage to love and hope, echoing Gary's own war experiences.

What They Say: “A major literary star... whose life was stranger than fiction” – Guardian

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