'La Fête Nationale' commemorates the storming of the Bastille on 14th July 1789 (a turning point in the French Revolution) and is celebrated as one of France's most important national holidays. But what if the French Revolution had failed? That is the premise of Kester Grant's The Court of Miracles, a beautiful re-telling of Les Misérables.
We have partnered with Harper Collins this '14 Juillet' to create a special Bastille Collection, including all you need for a fine French feast for two, as well as a complimentary hardback copy of this bestselling new book.
Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of a failed French Revolution.
1828 and the citizens of Paris still mourn in the wake of their failed revolution. Among them, in the dark alleys and crumbling cathedrals of the city, the most wretched have gathered into guilds of thieves, assassins – and worse. Together they are known as The Court of Miracles.
Eponine has lost more than most. When her father, Thénardier, sells her sister to the Guild of Flesh she makes a promise to do anything she can to get her sister back, even if that means joining the Court of Miracles, the very people keeping her sister a slave.
Eponine becomes perhaps the greatest thief the Court has ever known, finding a place among them and gaining another sister, Cosette. But she has never forgotten the promise she made, and if she’s to have any hope of saving one sister, she will have to betray the other.
This fantasy reimagining of Les Misérables tells the stories of your favourite characters, and what might have happened if the French Revolution had not come to pass.
Receive your complimentary hardback copy of The Court of Miracles as part of our limited edition Bastille Collection for two.
Alongside the book, you can enjoy Fougasse and Piquant Olives to start, then follow with succulent British Ribeye Steaks from our Boucherie, served with golden Frites and French beans. For dessert, indulge in our dark Chocolate Mousse. The collection also includes a bottle of either Côtes du Rhône or Bergerac Sauvignon Blanc, so you can raise a glass to La Republique!