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French Fiction Reading Group

Wednesday 24th July

Topping & Company Booksellers of Edinburgh, 2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh EH7 5JH
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Chanson douce, Leïla Slimani

«Louise ? Quelle chance vous avez d’être tombés sur elle. Elle a été comme une seconde mère pour mes garçons. Ça a été un vrai crève-cœur quand nous avons dû nous en séparer. Pour tout vous dire, à l’époque, j’ai même songé à faire un troisième enfant pour pouvoir la garder.»

Come join us once a month to celebrate the best of French Fiction in its original language!

We are delighted to announce the start of a new reading group for francophiles in Edinburgh. Our group will be reading winners of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, the Grand Prix de Elle, the Nobel Prize and more. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone wanting to practice their French with a book as well as a bookish talk. All chosen novels have been translated into English and can be read side by side with their translations. We nevertheless recommend an intermediate to advanced level of French, as conversation will mostly be led in French.

Over the course of the next six months, here are the novels we will be discussing:

Wed 17/04: Regarde les lumières mon amour, by Annie Ernaux

Wed 08/05: L’anomalie, by Hervé Le Tellier

Wed 12/06: Frère d'âme, by David Diop

Wed 24/07: Chanson douce, by Leïla Slimani

Wed 21/08: Acide sulfurique, by Amélie Nothomb

Wed 11/09: Oscar et la dame rose, by Eric-Emmanuel Schmidt

We hope to see you there, and in the meantime, bonne lecture!

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