Inside the writer's room, the artist's studio and Flaubert's parrot
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Geoffrey Braithwaite, the narrator and protagonist of Julian Barnes's novel Flaubert's Parrot, is a retired doctor and amateur Flaubert enthusiast with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the French author's works and life. On a visit to the Flaubert museum in Rouen, Braithwaite discovers a stuffed parrot, said to be the very one that Flaubert borrowed to use as a model for his novella, 'A Simple Heart' where a parrot plays an important role in the life of a serving woman.
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