As The Eagle Flies

by Nolwenn Le Blevennec


This is the story of an affair, or two. The narrator of As The Eagle Flies has been with Igor for seven years, and has two children with him – when she meets Joseph. Before long, they are deeply entangled with each other and she must decide between the life she knows with Igor and this unpredictable, and potentially destructive, affair. She is willing to start again with Joseph, but at what cost? And, does he feel the same way? With a sharp wit and a refreshing honesty, Nolwenn Le Blevennec uses literature, psychology, and popular culture to get to the heart of questions about love, family and identity. This is a book about getting lost in other people, and the lengths we go to to find ourselves again.

176pp, paperback with flaps, £12.99
ISBN 978-1-908670-83-0
Publication date: 10 October 2023

Press & Reviews

‘A subtle, singular novel of profound insight, delivered in a voice so hilarious, intimate and frank, it was as if I suddenly had a zany French genius for my best friend. I enjoyed this book so much it felt illicit.’ Isobel Wohl, author of Cold New Climate

‘An incisive and exhilarating debut.’ Le Monde

‘Woody Allen meets Annie Ernaux.’ Page des libraires

‘A debut novel that is original, funny, invigorating and full of self-deprecation.’ La libération

About The Book


Nolwenn Le Blevennec is a journalist and writer. She is editor-in-chief at L'Obs, and lives in Paris. As The Eagle Flies is her first novel.


Madeleine Rogers is a translator from French and Italian, and has worked in publishing since 2019. She studied Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and Translation Studies at UCL. She lives in London.