Winstons books a few old favourites and an English classic

I haven’t done a new book post for a while so I will bring some recent purchases and a couple of review books.First two for review.









First up is the latest translation from French writer Antoine Laurain. Smoking kills is the tale of Fabrice a headhunter in France that is trying to give up smoking in the wake of a ban on smoking at work. As an ex-smoker I will find this fun and I have reviewed the four other books by Antoine Laurain in recent years.









Next from Canadian publisher is the second book they have been published by them from Eric Dupont Like life in the court of Marane this is a complex book that weaves tales from the last century. He has been called the Quebec Marquez. I read his debut in English and am looking forward to this one.









Now a couple of books from the Yale University series and A Margellos world republic of letters. This is the only novel of the great Polish writer Czeslaw Milosz he won the Nobel prize and is maybe fading out of sight a bit he was a lit critic that struggled with the decadent world of the west which is a theme in this novel.









Another from them is this novel by French writer Hedi Kaddour set in the Tunisia of 1920’s following a group they  have an influence over the local society a mixture of French, Arabs and Americans present a clash of cultures.









Now I had ordered this at the library but it seems to have got lost in the system so when I spent a while ago on some books from Waterstones and got a free ten-pound voucher. I decided I would get this book as I only have a couple of the Man Booker list to read this is a mystery built out of the death of French writer Roland Barthes.









No don’t fall back in Horror but I am on Holiday in April down In Devon with family. I couldn’t think of which books to choose so decide to read a British classic and this is the one that I decided on as its length means I will probably not need to take any other books. But I more than likely will buy some whilst on holiday.



10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hanna
    Mar 28, 2018 @ 21:53:06

    Looks like a great haul! I wanted to mention that Milosz actually published two novels during his lifetime: The Seizure of Power, which is out of print now I think, and The Issa Valley, which is a sort of autobiographical novel. I haven’t read either one yet, but if you like Milosz I thought you might want to know about those.


  2. roughghosts
    Mar 28, 2018 @ 21:59:53

    Oh, I really like the look and sound of The Influence Peddlers! Happy reading.


  3. Lisa Hill
    Mar 29, 2018 @ 06:15:29

    Middlemarch! One of my absolute favourite novels!!


  4. Jonathan
    Mar 29, 2018 @ 07:31:48

    I’ve recently finished watching the 1993 TV series of Middlemarch. It was so good I want to read the book now. Damn! I hope you enjoy your holiday.


  5. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Mar 29, 2018 @ 10:51:39

    Nice haul! I had to send for the Binet myself this week because it sounds fabulous!


  6. minoshi
    Apr 01, 2018 @ 06:07:46

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  7. Bellezza
    Apr 05, 2018 @ 18:21:28

    Arti of Ripple Effects and I are hosting a read-along of Middlemarch in May should you wish to join us. It was fun finding it here in your post amongst all the translated literature!


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