We Recommend: Books

Daddy Long Legs by Aurélie Guillerey

Thu 7 Sep - Tue 7 Nov

Pan Macmillan

The car had trouble starting this morning. It gets Matty to nursery, but what if later it won't start at all... how will Dad pick him up? But Dad comes up with a series of increasingly imaginative suggestions for alternative modes of transport.

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Dali by Edmond Baudoin

Thu 7 Sep - Tue 7 Nov

SelfMadeHero

Was he a madman, a genius or a lover? Was he impotent, paranoid or simply shy? The surrealist painter Salvador Dalí is known for his acts of public bravado as well as his extraordinary work. Edmond Baudoin offers his depiction of the man behind the artist.

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The King of Fools by Frédéric Dard

Wed 27 Sep - Fri 27 Oct

Pushkin Vertigo

Jean-Marie can’t believe his luck when he has a passionate triste with a beautiful young Englishwoman, Marjory, who is holidaying in the Côte d’Azur. But he discovers his lover is married and the encounter with the jealous husband provokes a terrible drama...

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After the War by Hervé Le Corre

Wed 27 Sep - Mon 27 Nov

Maclehose Press

1950's Bordeaux. The memories of World War II remain vivid but the Algerian war is already looming ahead. And Daniel has heard about what is awaiting him. At least, death would allow him to be with his family, killed during WWII.The legacy is never far away...

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Madame Bovary of the Suburbs by Sophie Divry

Wed 27 Sep - Mon 27 Nov

Maclehose Press

The story of a woman's life, from childhood to death, somewhere in provincial France, from the 1950s to just shy of 2025.She has doting parents, does well at school, finds a loving husband, buys a big house, has children, grows old... But she's bored.

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The Rest of Their Lives by Jean-Pierre Didierlaurent

Wed 27 Sep - Mon 27 Nov

Pan Macmillan

It’s difficult to find love in a profession like Ambroise’s. But when he meets Manelle, a home-help for the elderly in the same small French town, they both go on an unlikely road-trip to Switzerland. It might just be time for the rest of their lives to begin!

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Anquetil, Alone by Paul Fournel

Wed 27 Sep - Mon 27 Nov

Profile Books

Jacques Anquetil was a French road racing cyclist. To understand his legend, his nickname is enough: "Mister stopwatch", for he would ride alone, against the clock and thanks to his exceptional abilities, he won five times the Tour de France.

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Translation as Transhumance by Mireille Gansel

Wed 27 Sep - Mon 27 Nov

Les Fugitives

After experiencing the trauma of her family losing everything, even her native language, in Nazi Germany, Mireille Gansel started to translate East German poets. This half memoire, half philosophical treaty meditates on the art of translation.

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Stalin’s Meteorologist by Olivier Rolin

Thu 28 Sep - Thu 28 Dec

Harvill Secker

The story of Alexey Wangenheim – a celebrated meteorologist – hailed by Stalin as a national hero, who suddenly finds himself sent to gulag, from where he sent letters and beautiful drawings to his wife and his four-year-old daughter which tell his fate.

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Letters to the Lady Upstairs by Marcel Proust

Wed 4 Oct - Mon 4 Dec

4th Estate

A charming, funny, poignant collection of 23 letters from Proust to his upstairs neighbour Madame Williams between the years 1909 and 1919, this precious discovery of letters reveals the comings and goings of a Paris building, as seen through Proust’s eyes.

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Pop Up Lab

Thu 9 - Fri 10 Nov

Peterborough

Pop Up Projects calls on the attendees of the Pop Up Lab for the formation of a pan-European network of arts organisations post-Brexit! This great international children’s literature and literacy festival features workshops, demonstrations & conversations!

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