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La femme qui dit non, by Gilles Martin-Chauffier

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

This novel, which made the first selection for the Prix Goncourt 2014, is a ripping yarn with an unforgettable central character who leads an event-packed life. The book takes the form of the "memoirs" of Marge, a British woman who in 1938 lands with her father on Île-aux-Moines in the Golfe du Morbihan and spends the rest of her life in Brittany.

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On 14 November the British Library will be hosting a study day ‘Language and the Making of…

One book, many faces: the Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano

Wed, 29 Oct 2014

When the French novelist Patrick Modiano (b. 1945) was announced as the [winner of the 2014 Nobel…

Who is Emmanuel Carrère?

Wed, 29 Oct 2014

You may have heard this French author's name flying around the shop, but who the heck is he? (Note:…

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L'écume des jours

Boris Vian

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ISBN: 9782356411440

Date: 2009

The protagonist, Colin, is a wealthy young man with a resourceful and stylish man-servant, Nicolas, and a healthy supply of doublezoons. With dizzying speed, Colin meets and weds Chloe in a grand ceremony. Generously, Colin bequeaths a quarter of his fortune to his friends Chick and Alise so they too may marry.

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