But it just got better and better until I cast my dictionary aside 'cos it was really exciting at the end, and I wanted to find out what happened! Cool. It's called Cosmetique de l'Ennemi, by the way. By somebody called Amelie Nothombe, I think. Heartily recommendable to anybody who wants a shot at reading a French book. It's quite short, and is mostly dialogue, so there's no annoying difficult descriptive prose to plough through.