The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain

┬áPresident Francois Mitterrand’s hat is missing. It is Paris, November 1986. Accountant Daniel Mercer has – there’s no polite word for this – stolen it, after sitting next to Mitterrand in a swanky restaurant. ‘All brasseries have brilliant white tablecloths that hurt the eyes, like snow on the ski slopes.’ This one certainly does, the┬ásort…