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The Portrait by Antoine Laurain

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  The Portrait by Antoine Laurain french fiction Original title –  Ailleurs si j’y suis, Translators – Jane Aitken and Emily Boyce Source – Review copy I edge towards a hundred books from France this is book 92 and the fourth by one of my favourite writers or recent year Antoine Laurain is a witty […]

French rhapsody by Antoine Laurain


French Rhapsody by Antoine Laurain French fiction Original title – Rhapsodie française, Translator – Jane Atiken and Emily Boyce Source – review copy Well two french novels in a week and the second here is the third book by Antoine Laurain I have reviewed I enjoyed the two earlier books the presidents hat and red notebook  Both […]

The red notebook by Antoine Laurain


The red notebook by Antoine Laurain Original title – La femme au carnet rouge Translators – Emily Boyce and jane Aitken Source – Review copy She drove her mother’s car, ’twas a 2cv I was most impressed by her casual dress I was most impressed Inside her rented room colored deepest blue I suppose we found […]

The President,s hat by Antoine Laurain


The president’s hat by Antoine Laurain French literature Original title – Le chapeau de Mitterrand Translator Gallic books (the four main characters stories were translated by three translators ) Source – review copy Antoine Laurain is a Parisian born writer ,he has won a number of prizes and has written four novels .The president’s hat […]

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 was the month that was June 2017

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  Maigret and the man on the bench by Georges Simenon Butterfly wings by Mohamed Salmawy Eve out of her ruins by Ananda Devi Our Dead World by Liliana Colanzi The portrait by Antoine Laurain Nevada days by Bernardi Atxaga Now I always Knew it would be a thin month book-wise in June, I left my current job on the 2nd […]

Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg


  Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg Polish fiction Original title – Guguly(unripe) Translator – Eliza Marciniak Source – review copy I choose to jump this up my books to review I only finished it this morning it is another tale of childhood like the previous review and also like tha has a slightly Fable like […]

Books reviewed 2017

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A list of the books I have reviewed this year Maigert’s dead man by Geroges Simenon The old king in his exile by Arno Geiger Brothers by David Clerson Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg Otared by Mohammad rabie Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vasquez The final bet by Abdelilah Hamdouchi Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonga The Potato […]

Books reviewed 2016

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You have to love me by Jaap Robben Netherlands The decision by Britta Bobler Langrishe, go down by Adian Higgins The prophets of Eternal Fjord by Kim Leine The Prone gunman  by Jean-Patrick Manchette The Meursault Investigation by kamel Daoud The boy who stole Attila’s horse by Ivan Repila Conducting bodies by Claude Simon Submission […]

Books read 2015


Falling out of time by David Grossman Israeli Gliding flight by Anne – Gine Goemans  Netherlands The winter war by Philip Teir Finland In america travels with John Steinbeck by Geert Mak Holland Melnitz by Charles Lewinsky German The scatter here is too great by Bilal Tanweer Inspector Imanishi Selcho Matsumoto Japan Signs preceding the […]

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