Thu 5 Nov

Lie with Me by Philippe Besson

Virtual Live Reading Group

Philippe Besson’s heart-gripping story about desire and shame, Arrête avec tes mensonges (Lie with Me, translated by Molly Ringwald, Penguin) will be discussed in a reading group for French literature enthusiasts.

Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe, a famous writer, chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back to Philippe’s teenage years, to a winter morning in 1984, a small French high school, and a carefully timed encounter between two seventeen-year-olds. It’s the start of a secret, intensely passionate, world-altering love affair between Philippe and his classmate, Thomas.

Thu 5 November 6pm

£5, conc.£3

in English and French

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You can find the book in French and English in the catalogue of La Mediathèque. Use our Click and Collect service to order and return it safely.

You can find information on the translated version in a Guardian review and on the publisher’s website.



Thu 05 Nov