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Smoking Kills by Antoine Laurain


  Smoking Kills by Antoine Laurain French fiction Original title –  Fume et Tue Translator – Louise Rogers-Lalaurie Source – review copy I mentioned the other day that the Wodehouse prize for the funniest book in English had been stopped this year due to a lack of funny books. Here is another example of a […]

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 […]

That was the month that was June 2018


Soumchi by Amos Oz Blood of the dawn by Claudia Salazar Jimenez Smoking Kills by Antoine Laurain Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane The Radiance of the King by Camara Laye The kites by Romain Gary Fleeting Snow by Pavel Vilikovsky King Stakh’s wild hunt by Uladzimir Karatkevich Well, I managed to review 8 books last month. Which as I was off work […]

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 […]

Books reviewed 2018

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To the back of beyond by Peter Stamm Secret passages in a hillside town by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag A poison Apple by Michel Laub The red-haired woman by Orhan Pamuk So the path does not die by Pede Hollist Confession of a murderer by joseph Roth The book of Tbilisi by […]

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 […]

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