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Music Day – 21 June

Get ready for La Fete de la Musique ! Born in France in 1982, World Music Day has become an international phenomenon, bringing joy to fans in every corner of the planet. From dancehall to sweeping orchestral suites, there’s something for all kinds of audiophiles at La Médiathèque.

Stay tuned for more news on French music and artists : frenchmusicuk.co.uk

OUR HEARTS SKIP A BEAT FOR THIS SELECTION OF DOCUMENTS

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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.

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.

Find the latest French films at La Médiathèque

The final countdown to the Césars, France’s biggest film awards, kicked off as the French Academy of Cinema Technical Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominees for the 39th edition at the end of January.
Borrow the best of last year’s French films at La Médiathèque !

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LITERARY PRIZES

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.

FIND THE BEST OF LA RENTREE LITTERAIRE AT LA MEDIATHEQUE

September is already here and it is our pleasure to present ‘La rentrée littéraire’ again!
Borrow the best of latest French contemporary literature books.

La grâce des brigands, Véronique Ovaldé, 2013, book
A toxic family, an american comedy, a few treasons, and an earthquake are some of the elements composing this story.

Kinderzimmer, Valentine Goby, 2013, book
1944, the concentration camp of Ravensbrück counts over 40 000 women. In this place of death and destruction, the Kinderzimmer: a room dedicated to infants, which looks like an anomaly, something impossible but also as a light place in the shadows. In this dreadful present, a young woman survives. She gives life, and make it carry on, despite of everything.

La confrérie des chasseurs de livres, Raphaël Jerusalmy, 2013, book
The secret mission entrusted to poet François Villon to convince a bookseller and printer of Mayence to set up in Paris to fight censorship and help the progressive ideas reprobated by Roma.

Immortelles, Laure Adler, 2013, book
A novel about youth, hopes, illusions, vagaries, love at first sight. It’s also a beautiful tribute to feminine friendship.

but also…
Un jour je m’en irai sans avoir tout dit, Jean d’ Ormesson, 2013, book
Ormuz, Jean Rolin, 2013, book

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