Tag Archives: French books

Tregian’s Ground

I have just got to the end of Tregian’s Ground by Anne Cuneo, tr. Roland Glasser and Louise Rogers Lalaurie (And Other Stories, 2015). I had been wanting to read this since I first heard that And Other Stories were … Continue reading

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The Foundling’s War

After The Foundling Boy by Michel Déon, I was very much looking forward to following up the adventures of Jean as he grew up, so I was very pleased to be sent a copy of The Foundling’s War (also translated by … Continue reading

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The Foundling Boy

The Foundling Boy by Michel Déon is a modern classic of French literature published in France as Le Jeunne homme vert by Gallimard in 1975 but only recently finding its way into English. Déon is an immortel (a member of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Around the World with Mouk

A guest post by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, originally posted on Babel Babies: Last year some friends came to stay and we were very impressed with 7-year-old Alethea’s bedtime book, Around the World with Mouk by Marc Boutavant and translated by … Continue reading

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Shoulda, woulda, coulda: On oughts and wants and my taste in books and translation

My note-taking at this year’s London Book Fair wasn’t all that it might have been, so I’m not sure who it was who said there are too many “shoulds” and “oughts” around literature in general, and in translation in particular … Continue reading

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The President’s Hat – Antoine Laurain, tr. Louise Rogers Lalaurie, Emily Boyce and Jane Aitken.

The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain, tr. Louise Rogers Lalaurie, Emily Boyce and Jane Aitken (Gallic Books, 2013)  is something else I’d been wanting to read ever since I first heard about it so I jumped at the chance to review … Continue reading

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The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars

A little while ago, I went into the wonderful Book Hive in Norwich for a browse around. Upstairs by their front window, they had the most wonderful display of translated fiction, with books from Peirene, And Other Stories, Alma, Melville … Continue reading

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