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Review: Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan


Set against the translucent beauty of France in summer, Bonjour Tristesse is a bittersweet tale narrated by Cécile, a seventeen-year-old girl on the brink of womanhood, whose meddling in her father’s love life leads to tragic consequences. 569 more words


Recently added to my TBR list #1

I thought I’d put together a post with some of the books I’ve added to my TBR list recently. I don’t know about other people – and feel free to share in the comments how your TBR list works – but my TBR is a list on my computer which I refer to when I’m ordering books at the library or am going to a bookshop! 1,046 more words

Virginia Woolf

The sound of a motorhorn separated us like thieves.

Bonjour Tristesse, by Françoise Sagan and translated by Irene Ash

It’s nearly a month now since I read Bonjour Tristesse, but the memory of it still cuts through the books I’ve read since. 1,216 more words

French Literature

Sweet Francoise 

I don’t remember the impetus behind my finally buying a copy of Bonjour Tristesse, but I’m glad I did. Honestly it sat on my shelf for a long time – there are too many new books! 509 more words


[CLIP] Stratégie de paix - Contre-pied

Extrait du maxi “Encore un bout d’chemin…” disponible en téléchargement “à prix libre”

Production : Heywa (Collectif Nid d’guêpes)
Enregistré/Mixé/Masterisé : … 16 more words


Facts of life

Homes as found by photographer Simo Rista, taken on December 2, 1989, in a few apartments in Sofianlehdonkatu 10. The only criterion in the choice of apartments was that someone opened the door and let the photographer in. 21 more words