The 7th Function of Language

by Laurent Binet

Sherlock Holmes meets Umberto Eco in this entertaining novel of PPE: Politics, Philosophy and Espionage, with just a dash of French Open Tennis. For all who, like me, enjoy witty magical realism AND believe in the importance of language.


Giscard said 'It is a vital document that may pose a threat to national security. Used unwisely, it could cause incalculable damage and endanger the very foundations of our democracy.'
Translated by Sam Taylor


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