We Recommend: Books

Baghdad, Adieu

Wed 25 Sept - Fri 25 Oct

Seagull Books

A poet of exile, of memory, wounded by the loss of his homeland and those dear to him. An overview of Al Hamdani’s work, fired by the fight against injustice and shot through with longing for the home to which he can never return.


This Poison Will Remain by Fred Vargas

Wed 2 Oct - Thu 2 Jan

Harvill Secker

After three elderly men are bitten by spiders, everyone assumes that their deaths are tragic accidents. But at police headquarters in Paris, Inspector Adamsberg begins to suspect that the case is far more complex than first appears.


This Tilting World by Colette Fellous

Thu 3 Oct - Fri 3 Jan

Les Fugitives

On the night following the terrorist attack that killed eighty-three tourists on the beach at Sousse, a woman sits facing the sea and writes a complicated love letter to her homeland, Tunisia.


Sleep of Memory by Patrick Modiano

Wed 9 Oct - Thu 9 Jan

Yale University Press

The narrator relives a key period in his life through his relationships with several enigmatic women, unearthing his relationship with his parents, his unorthodox childhood, and the unsettled years of his youth. Translated by Mark Polizzotti.


A Voyage to the Moon by Cyrano de Bergerac

Wed 16 Oct - Sat 16 Nov

Alma Books

Published posthumously and intended mainly as a satire of its age, this imaginative and entertaining tale – here presented in a lively translation by Andrew Brown – is now considered one of the pioneering works of science fiction.