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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.

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.


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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