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Book review: Villa Triste – I love France 190

Villa Triste

 

Villa Triste

Author: Patrick Modiano
Translator: John Cullen
Publisher: Other Press
US Release date: May 31, 2016
Villa Triste
was first released in French in 1975!
Pages: 176
ISBN: 978-1590517673
also available as ebook
Genre: literary fiction

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In 2014, Patrick Modiano was the sixteenth French author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Since then, English readers have finally more and more opportunities to read his books. Better late than never. Other Press publishes this month Villa Triste, published in French back in 1975!  Click to continue reading

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Sunday After BEA16: discoveries

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Sunday After BEA16

After sharing about my book haul and several book bloggers I was so thrilled to finally meet (alas, I missed many more!), time for a broader picture and for telling you all about the ideas I brought back. Click to continue reading

Book review and giveaway: The Rivals of Versailles – I love France 187

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The Rivals of Versailles

The Rivals of Versailles

Author:
Sally Christie
Publisher:
Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

Release date:
April 5, 2016
Pages:
448
ISBN:
978-1501102998
also available as ebook
Genre:
historical fiction

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As actually many other kings, Louis XV (1710-1774) has had quite a collection of mistresses. He even managed the feat to have four blood sisters, as recounted by Sally Christie in The Sisters of Versailles. Then it was the turn of a unique woman: la Marquise de Pompadour. This is what volume two, The Rivals of Versailles is about. And it is superb! Click to continue reading

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