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LE GARCON INCASSABLE – FLORENCE SEYVOS – L’OLIVIER – 2013

A biographer sets off for Hollywood to research her latest work: a biography of the star of silent cinema Buster Keaton. Her research leads her to discover more about Keaton than meets the eye. Her research uncovers the fact that Keaton had a difficult family life and was often in conflict with his father, a “stage father” who pushed him to become a music hall performer. These revelations remind the biographer of her childhood with her brother who had learning difficulties. This engrossing and subtle exploration of the mind and family conflict was met with critical acclaim in France.

LE COLLIER ROUGE – JEAN-CHRISTOHPE RUFIN – GALLIMARD - 2014

Based on a true story told to the author by his friend whose grandfather was given the Legion of Honour for his time as a soldier during the First World War, the author follows the protagonist, a war hero, as he decides to award the honour to his dog who deserves the medal more than he does...

A short, poignant novel that explores the devastating and inhuman reality of war that serves as a testament to the human conscience.

SOMBRE DIMANCHE – ALICE ZENITER – ALBIN MICHEL – 2013

Set in pre- and post-communist Hungary, this chronicle of a past revisited, a nation, and one family, The Mandys. Each family member will follow the path toward their (often tragic) destiny. The tumultuous events which make up their lives serve as evidence of a greater malaise: the political climate in Hungary. A poetic novel by a talented young author which sheds light on the theme of nostalgia.

LA VERITE SUR L’AFFAIRE HARRY QUEBERT – JOEL DICKER – FALLOIS-L’AGE D’HOMME – 2012 • published in English (2014)

La Vérité sur l’Affaire Harry Quebert was one of the biggest literary successes in France in 2012. This fresh take on the American crime thriller has just been published in English for the first time. When aspiring writer Marcus discovers that his former lecturer and acclaimed author Harry Quebert has been named as a prime suspect in a murder case, he sets out to prove his innocence…

Reading group

The Reading Group is currently on hold. More information coming soon.

New: Postal loans

We are now offering our members who live in the UK a postal loans service.

This service is charged in addition to your membership fee. Each postal loan consists of up to 3 items between CDs, magazines and books + 2 DVDs for 3 weeks.

You can choose amongst 3 different options (all renewable during the membership year) the one that will best suit your needs:
- £10: 4 postal loans per membership year
- £20: 8 postal loans per membership year
- £30: 12 postal loans per membership year

Please note that is is your responsibility to pay for the items to be returned to the Library in time for its due date. Items may be renewed if not recalled by another user.

Check the Library catalogues to make your selection and contact the librarian to place your order by phone 0131 225 5366 or email.

 

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French Institute in Scotland 2014