December Books 10) Perfume

10) Perfume, by Patrick Süskind

The story of a man in 18th century Paris, born with no body odour of his own, who grows up to be a perfumer and a psychopath, murdering teenage girls in order to capture their vital essences. The descriptions are tremendously convincing – smell is not something we often read about, so to have it here at short book length is quite an achievement. The perfumer is indeed monstrous, but the story very satisfying.

See also on the smell of Belfast.

Top UnSuggestions for this book: 11 books on evangelical Christianity, followed by Mercedes Lackey’s Storm Breaking.

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  1. If the property is sold without the charge being removed then (by & large and without worrying about equitable mortgages) the charge remains & the lender can exercise the power of sale and retain sufficient of the proceeds. The purchaser will probably then have a claim against you. And their sol in negligence obvs.
    The lender would probably sue you first of course and only exercise the power of sale as a final resort.
    (Above applies to uk. US is different, Ireland broadly same as Uk so far as I know.)

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