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Tag: paris in july


Meet Hector

I’ll be reading Hector and the Secrets of Love later this month for Paris in July. If you’d like to read the first Hector book, Hector and the Search for Happiness is only 99p for the Kindle right now.


The Breakers

First published in French as Les Déferlantes, Claudie Gallay’s The Breakers has been translated into English by Alison Anderson (who was also the translator of Breaking Away). The novel is set in a small coastal town on Cap de la Hague in Normandy (that’s the…


Ne le dis à personne

Or to give it its English title, Tell No One. Yes, this French film is based on Harlan Coben’s bestselling thriller. I have not read the book and so am not in a position to compare the two. If, like me, you’re not familiar with…

5 Star, Translation

Breaking Away

First published in French as L’Échappée belle, Anna Gavalda’s Breaking Away is indeed a beautiful escape. Short, yet prefectly formed, it’s more of a novella at 142 pages of charming prose translated into English by Alison Anderson. I hadn’t even sat down yet, one buttock…


Bienvenue à Juillet!

I reckon it’s now July somewhere in the world so I welcome you to a month of French themed posts (before you run away there will be some regular posting in between). Paris in July 2011 is hosted by Karen and Tamara and it’s not…


All Things French

You may notice a French flavour to my blog in July. The reason behind it will be Paris in July, hosted by Karen and Tamara, in which bloggers celebrate all things French. For once I’m getting prepared in advance and planning lots of interesting things…