Frissons & Goosebumps
Get a shiver, not because of the freezing cold but to this spooky selection made by our librarians to celebrate Halloween.
- Whatever the Weather, Dionysos | Music DVD
- Peur(s) du Noir dir. by Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou… (2007) | DVD (French subtitles available)
- The Returned (film), dir. by Romain Campillo (2013) | DVD (English subtitles available)
- Fantôme de l’Opéra – part 1, Christophe Gaultier | Comic Book
- La sorcière de la rue Mouffetard, Pierre Gripari | Children’s Audio Book
- Alex, Pierre Lemaitre | Novel – Thriller
- Le fantôme de l’Opéra : Niveau B1 | Easy French Book & CD
Our hearts skip a beat for this selection of documents
Our Cinema specialist’s choices
- Jimmy P (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian), dir. by Arnaud Deplechin, 2014 | DVD (in English, French subtitles available)
At the end of World War Two, Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot Indian who fought in France, becomes a patient at the psychiatric military hospital in Topeka, Kansas, where ex-soldiers are treated. Jimmy suffers from violent headaches and sometimes he can no longer even see or hear anything.
- Jappeloup, dir. by Chrisitan Duguay, 2014 | DVD (French subtitles available)
At the beginning of the 1980s, abandoning a promising career as a lawyer, Pierre Durand devotes himself, body and soul, to his passion: show jumping.
Our Children’s Librarian likes
- Journal d’un dégonflé – Trop c’est trop! by Jeff Kinney | Young Readers Novel
- L’intrépide petit soldat de plomb by Quentin Gréban | Picture Book
- Avril le poisson rouge by Marjolaine Leray | Picture Book
- La Grande Aventure Lego, dir. Chris Mc Kay | DVD (in French or English)
Our Comics specialist says
- Pablo: Max Jacob, Julie Birmant & Clément Oubrerie | Comic Book
- Tokyo on Foot, Florent Chavouet, 2014 | Comic Book
- Quai d’Orsay, Christophe Blain et Abel Lanzac | Comic Book
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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
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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