French Book: ‘Une femme’

1 October 2018

‘Une femme’ is a story about a woman and her relationship with her mother. It is all the more moving because of its autobiographical nature. Read More

French Book: ‘Vol 1618’

25 June 2018

'Vol 1618', by French author, Betrand Puard, was published in 2014 and is a mysterious novel that will grip you and get your adrenaline pumping… Read More

French Book: Visions de Barbès

9 January 2018

In her 2014 work, Visions de Barbès, author, director and screenwriter Jeanne Labrune tells her own very personal tale of loss and grief. The account… Read More

French Book: Nadja

6 November 2017

André Breton’s 1928 work Nadja, which is included in Le Monde’s top 100 books of the 20th century, is also a central work of the… Read More

French book recommendation

23 October 2017

The novel ‘La Naissance du Jour’ (Break of Day) by French writer Colette is a favourite in the Babylangues office as an example of feminist… Read More

French Book Recommendation

16 October 2017

The novel 'Bonjour tristesse' follows its teenage protagonist, Cécile, through the fateful weeks which mark the end of her childhood and the beginning of her… Read More

French Book Recommendation

29 September 2017

In Chronique de la dérive douce, Haitian-born author Dany Laferrière recounts the events and experiences of his first year in Montreal after escaping the dictatorial… Read More