Reviews

  • "What a deliciously intelligent entertainment this is, couched in a prose of enviable suppleness a master is at work here."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "One of his best books, very handsomely published too… [The Man in the Red Coat is] a bravura performance, highly entertaining."

    Evening Standard, Book of the Week
  • "Do not google Samuel Jean Pozzi. If you want to enjoy Julian Barnes’s The Man in the Red Coat — and believe me, it’s teeming with delights — stay away from search engines and trust the author to tell the story in his own way… punctuated by the sound of gunshot[this is a] brilliant, defiantly unconventional book."

    Spectator
  • "The Belle Époque is brought to life through three colourful lives in this sparkling account stuffed with top fin-de-siècle tittle-tattle."

    The Times *The Best Books of 2019*
  • "Julian Barnes’s wonderful The Man in the Red Coat surges round Belle Epoque Paris… a story full of digressions, white peacocks, missing limbs, amusing adverbs and fantastic clothes. An absolute tonic for grey winter days."

    Evening Standard *Books of the Year*