The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Part 1, Camellias: Chapters 1-4, Journal of the Movement No. 1 and Profound Thought No. 2 Summary & Analysis

Muriel Barbery
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Renee has tea with her friend, Manuela. Manuela is a maid who works for several of the families at number 7, rue de Grenelle. Manuela is from Portugal and is always scheming to go back. Renee thinks of Manuela as an aristocrat who is too refined for her current station in life. As Renee and Manuela gossip about the tenants in the building, Pierre Arthens, a local food critic and tenant in the building, stops by to ask Renee to bring a package to him when it arrives. Renee is somewhat annoyed with Arthens speaks to her as though she is unintelligent.

Journal of the Movement of the World No. 1. While reluctantly watching rugby with her father, Paloma notices how one of the players...

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