Drôle de comédie
Skip the annual Back to School blues with this hilarious (& French) selection. Start your new year now and with a smile, and get ahead of all those fools who think it begins in January.
- Intégrale des enregistrements, Boby Lapointe | CD
- Belle comme la Femme d’un Autre dir. by Catherine Castel (2014) | DVD (French subtitles available)
- Jacky au Royaume des Filles dir. by Riad Sattouf (2014) | DVD (French & English subtitles available)
- My autobiography bu me too, Bouzard | Comic Book
- Tokyo Sanpo, Florent Chavouet | Comic Book
- Le ravissement de Britney Spears, Jean Rolin | Novel
- L’Extraordinaire voyage du fakir qui était resté coincé dans une armoire IKEA, Romain Puértolas | Novel
- Mémoires d’un tricheur by Sacha Guitry | Theatre
- Candide ou l’optimisme, Voltaire | Easy French Book & CD
Our hearts skip a beat for this selection of documents
Our Cinema specialist’s choices
- Chinese Puzzle, dir. Cédric Klapisch, 2014 | DVD (French & English Subtitles available)
Xavier is now forty years old. We find him with Wendy, Isabelle and Martine fifteen years after L’Auberge Espagnole and ten years afterRussian Dolls, Xavier’s life has not necessarily settled down and everything even seems more and more complicated.
- Violette, dir. Martin Provost, 2014 | DVD (French & English Subtitles available)
Violette Leduc, born out of wedlock at the beginning of the 20th century, encountered Simone de Beauvoir in the post-WWII years in St-Germain-des-Prés. An intense relationship began between the two women.
Our Children’s Librarian likes
- l’Envol du Dragon by Jeanne-A Debats | Young Readers Novel
- Scribble & Ink by Ethan Long | Picture Book
- Sardines de l’Espace T.2, Zacar et les Zacariens by Joan Sfar | Comic Book
- Sur le Chemin de l’école, dir. by Pascal Plisson | DVD Documentary (French & English Subtitles available)
César awards for best documentary film – 2014
The children depicted in this film live in the four corners of the globe and all share the same desire to learn. They’ve understood that only education will allow them to improve their lives, and it’s for this reason that, each day, they set out on highly risky journeys, through extraordinary landscapes, on their quest for knowledge.
Our Comics specialist says
- Destins Yahourt, Edika, 2014 | Comic Book
- Come Prima, Alfred | Comic Book
- Jean-Claude Tergal attend le grand amour, Didier Tronchet | Comic Book
Our Easy French expert recommends
- French Made Simple : Learn to speak and understand French quickly and easily : Niveau A|Book
- Arsène Lupin gentleman cambrioleur : Niveau A1 | Book & CD
We are pleased to announced that the biggest French book sale of the year will take place during the Open House week end | 21 & 22 of Sept.
Come along to dig out Novels, Comic Books, DVDs, CDs, Art books, Children’s picture books, magazines and many more treasures at drastically reduced prices.
Don’t forget to bring your bags as you might take home more than you expect!
Duras, memories of an iconic writer
Marguerite Duras would have been 100 years old this year. Celebrate the life and writing of Duras with La Mediatheque special picks.
- Marguerite Duras by Laure Adler | Book
- Oneworld modern classics : Moderato cantabile by Maguerite Duras and Richard Seaver | Book
- Entretien de Bernard Pivot avec Marguerite Duras | DVD
- Marguerite Duras, le ravissement de la parole | Audiobook
- Ah ! Ernesto by Marguerite Duras & Katy Couprie | Kids book
- La passion suspendue : entretiens avec Leopoldina Pallotta della Torre by Marguerite Duras & Leopldina Pallotta della Torre | Book
FOCUS : Celebrating the “Grande Guerre” Centenary (1914-2014)
2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War.
This year, visit La Mediatheque, to learn about the First World War through the voices, books and pictures of those who were there.
- André Loez et Nicolas Offenstadt, La Grande Guerre : Carnet du centenaire,2013 (Book)
- Antoine Prost La Grande Guerre expliquée en images, , 2013 (Book)
- Paul Jankowski, Verdun : 21 février 1916, 2013 (Book)
- La ligne de front : une aventure rocambolesque de Vincent Van Gogh
- La guerre des Lulus Tome 1 : La maison des enfants trouvés
- La guerre de Charlie Vol 1
Goncourt Prize: Au revoir là-haut by Pierre Lemaitre
Having just escaped the chaos of the Great War, Albert and Edouard soon realise that they are no longer welcome in their own country…
Médicis Prize: Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes by Marie Darrieussecq
Girl meets boy. It’s love at first sight. But there’s just one thing… the boy happens to be black.
Renaudot Prize: Naissance by Yann Moix
To be born is to shake off one’s parents. Not to kill the father, but to kill the son in us.
Interallié Prize: Moment d’un couple by Nelly Alard
When Olivier tells his wife Juliette about his affair, her whole world crumbles. How can she survive such a betrayal?
Grand prix du roman de l’Académie française : Plonger by Christophe Ono-dit-Biot
That’s how they found her – naked and dead. A man leads the investigation into the murder of a woman he loved passionately.
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