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Le Diable Au Corps- Raymond Radiguet

I received this book as a Christmas present from my boyfriend. A brave move on his behalf, if you ask me as choosing a book for someone is never easy, especially when you’re branching into literature of a language that you don’t speak. 542 more words


New in Paperback: Montaigne and the Art of Free-Thinking

« Like Montaigne, Scholar is a pleasure to read. » (Peter Burke, University of Cambridge)

« Despite his surname, Richard Scholar wears his considerable learning lightly in this elegant introduction to Montaigne’s… 249 more words

French Literature

Extraordinary Excerpts: 'A Family'

I have started reading the second volume of Maupassant’s stories that I bought over a year ago, titled 88 More Stories, which was published by Cassell & Co. 860 more words


The Man Who Planted Trees - Jean Giono (1943)

Rating: ★★★

A pleasant short story with a noble message.

Written by the French author Jean Giono (1895-1970) one of France’s greatest writers, the Man Who Planted Trees is an incredibly short story, around 4000 words long. 304 more words

Literary Fiction

Happy New Year: "Every Class is a New Discovery"

First and foremost, “Happy New Year! Bonne Année!” to you all! 2017 marks Stirling’s 50th anniversary so we’re looking forward to a great year of events and celebrations, and to more profiles of students who have studied French with us for the past half-century.  727 more words

University Of Stirling

La Petite communiste qui ne souriait jamais/The Little Communist Who Never Smiled by Lola Lafon

Rating: ★★★★

Genre: Historical fiction, biography

Medium: French paperback

Synopsis: In the 70s, a small girl becomes one of the most important figures for her country and her sport.   285 more words

A Dog's Head

A Dog’s Head by Jean Dutourd follows a young man who is born with a head of a dog, a spaniel head to be exact, and body of a human male. 848 more words

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