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The Kites

Service95 Recommends The Kites by Romain Gary

The Kites

Romain Gary

Service95 Recommends is the home of the books we love and reviews from our contributors. The Kites by Romain Gary is a book that relays the story of history through beautiful characterisation and eloquent prose.

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" - Ella Marlow-Gilks

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

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