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Paris in July

Paris in July

Those of you who were following me last year may remember the blog went all French in July. Well I’ll be at it again for Paris in July 2012! Rest assured, I won’t be blogging in French (I only know a few words) but I’ll be reading some translated fiction and cramming in as much as I can with a French theme. Here’s some of my posts from last year if you’re looking for ideas.




I’m looking for guest bloggers, photography and recipes to feature during July so get in touch if there’s something you’d like to offer. I’m also after great translated French fiction to review.

Paris in July is hosted by Book Bath and Thyme for Tea.

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  1. So many books, so little time

    oooh interesting, how do you find themed books?


    1. Ellie

      Last year I asked publishers that focused on translated fiction and got some great, surprising reads. I have a few from Gallic Books on my TBR at the moment and have asked around again this year.

  2. Mel u

    Glad to see you are doing this again-I will post on some short stories in observation of Paris in July

  3. Matthew Selwyn

    I've just finished 'The Paris Wife', so I'm definitely in the mood for some French-ness πŸ™‚

    WIN Tickets to the British Library’s Summer Exhibition (competition ends 15th June 2012)

  4. Tamara

    Welcome to Paris in July. I'm so looking forward to the fun we have. Karen (bookbath) and I (Thyme-for-Tea) will be posting some more ideas over the new few weeks.But as a start you might like to look up the Goncourt Prix – one of the French Litterary Prizes.

    1. Ellie

      Thanks, I've actually got the English translation of one of them, Three Strong Women, coming from the publisher. It's hard to know whether the translations of award-winning books in other languages are as good though! The translator needs to be just as award winning πŸ™‚

      I bought the latest Anna Gavalda novella but really can't be buying any more books. I will read what I get sent!

  5. FBT

    Ooh, I'll be in Paris in July for a gig and some randomness, so I'm all for this. Also, I'm currently reading Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust. France all the way, so I'll return to see what you'll find to read.

  6. Karen K.

    Tell No One is a great thriller. I don't know Priceless so I'll have to look for it. I have a huge list of French films to watch too!

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