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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 46 books in this booklist

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  • Cover image of book The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre
    The Godmother - by Hannelore Cayre

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910400968 | ISBN 10: 1910400963

    WINNER: EUROPEAN CRIME FICTION PRIZE WINNER: GRAND PRIX DE LITTÉRATURE POLICIÈRE   Meet Patience Portefeux - 53 years old, widowed mother of two, fluent Arabic speaker, upstanding French citizen... and soon to become The Godmother.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis
    The End of Eddy - by Edouard Louis

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780099598466 | ISBN 10: 0099598469

    ‘Before I had a chance to rebel against the world of my childhood, that world rebelled against me. In truth, confronting my parents, my social class, its poverty, racism and brutality came second. From early on I provoked shame and even disgust fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery
    The Life of Elves - by Muriel Barbery

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910477335 | ISBN 10: 1910477338

    The highly anticipated new novel from the acclaimed author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog.  The villagers had never seen anything like it: dense white curtains of snow that instantly transformed the landscape. Not in autumn, not here in Burg ... more

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  • Cover image of book Submission by Michel Houellebecq
    Submission - by Michel Houellebecq

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784702052 | ISBN 10: 1784702056

    As the 2022 French Presidential election looms, two candidates emerge as favourites: Marine Le Pen of the Front National, and the charismatic Muhammed Ben Abbes of the growing Muslim Fraternity. Forming a controversial alliance with the political lef ... more

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  • Cover image of book La Place de l
    La Place de l'Etoile - by Patrick Modiano

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408867952 | ISBN 10: 1408867958

    Modiano's debut novel is a sardonic, often grotesque satire of France during the Nazi occupation.   We are immediately plunged into the hallucinatory imagination of Raphal Schlemilovitch, a young Jewish man, torn between self-aggrandisement ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
    The Little Paris Bookshop - by Nina George

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349140377 | ISBN 10: 0349140375

    The international bestseller The Little Paris Bookshop is a delightful, bittersweet tale about the distance one man will travel for the sake of love and friendship.   On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arab Jazz by Karim Misk
    Arab Jazz - by Karim Misk

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781848664395 | ISBN 10: 1848664397

    A ritualistic murder threatens to destabilise the turbulent multicultural melting pot of suburban Paris.   Kosher sushi, kebabs, a second-hand bookshop and a bar: the 19th arrondissement in Paris is a cosmopolitan district where multicultural ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pedigree by Patrick Modiano
    Pedigree - by Patrick Modiano

    £14.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857054913 | ISBN 10: 0857054910

    "It's a book less on what I did than on what others, mainly my parents, did to me"   Taking in a vast gallery of extraordinary characters from Paris' post-war years, Pedigree is an autobiographical portrait of Post-War Paris and a tumultuous ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fires of Autumn by Irne Nmirovsky, translated by Sandra Smith
    The Fires of Autumn - by Irne Nmirovsky, translated by Sandra Smith

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099520368 | ISBN 10: 0099520362

    The prequel to the internationally bestselling novel Suite Franaise: a coruscating, powerful story about one man's rise and fall and the brutal impact of war.  The Fires of Autumn was written in the last two years of Irne Nmirovskys life, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Prince
    The Prince's Boy - by Paul Bailey

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408851951 | ISBN 10: 1408851954

    In May 1927, nineteen-year-old Dinu Grigorescu, a skinny boy with literary ambitions, is newly arrived in Paris. He has been sent from Bucharest, the city of his childhood, by his wealthy father to embark upon a bohemian adventure and relish the uniq ... more

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  • Cover image of book Birth of Our Power by Victor Serge
    Birth of Our Power - by Victor Serge

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781629630304 | ISBN 10: 1629630306

    Birth of Our Power is an epic novel set in Spain, France, and Russia during the heady revolutionary years 19171919. Serge's tale begins in the spring of 1917, the third year of mass slaughter in the blood-and-rain-soaked trenches of World War I. Whe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under Fire by Henri Barbusse
    Under Fire - by Henri Barbusse

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780141393438 | ISBN 10: 0141393432

    'Men are made to be husbands, fathers - men, in short! Not animals that hunt one another down' Under Fire follows the fortune of a French battalion during the First World War. For this group of ordinary men, thrown together from all over France a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mouseproof Kitchen by Saira Shah
    The Mouseproof Kitchen - by Saira Shah

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780099575146 | ISBN 10: 0099575140

    A heartbreakingly honest and funny autobiographical novel about family, love and life in rural France  Anna knows that if you want something really badly, you have to plan it. After all, shes a chef. To make a bchamel sauce, you need the righ ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura
    The Man Who Loved Dogs - by Leonardo Padura

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781908524447 | ISBN 10: 1908524448

    Cuban writer Ivn Crdenas Maturell meets a mysterious foreigner on a Havana beach who is always in the company of two Russian wolfhounds. Ivan quickly names him the man who loved dogs. The man eventually confesses that he is actually Ramn Mercade ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fish by Bianca Bagnarelli
    Fish - by Bianca Bagnarelli

    £6.50   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781907704871 | ISBN 10: 1907704876

    In the quiet heat of the French Riviera, where the long days of blissful summer are tempered by the annual rabble of revellers and sun seekers whose arrival excites a new life into otherwise sleepy towns, a listless and sombre child seeks solace in h ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Incorrigible Optimists Club by Jean-Michel Guenassia
    The Incorrigible Optimists Club - by Jean-Michel Guenassia

    £16.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781848875418 | ISBN 10: 184887541x

    Paris, 1959. As dusk settles over the immigrant quarter, 12-year-old Michel Marini - amateur photographer and compulsive reader - is drawn to the hum of the local bistro. From his usual position at the football table, he has a vantage point on a grow ... more

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  • Cover image of book Astragal by Albertine Sarrazin
    Astragal - by Albertine Sarrazin

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781846689413 | ISBN 10: 1846689414

    'My Albertine, how I adored her! Her luminous eyes led me through the darkness of my youth. She was my guide through the nights of one hundred sleeps. And now she is yours.'   At the age of twenty-one, a sad and hungry Patti Smith walked into ... more

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  • Cover image of book The President
    The President's Hat - by Antoine Laurain

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781908313478 | ISBN 10: 1908313471

    A charm-filled story about the power residing in a very special hat.   Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President Franois Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers
    The Cleaner of Chartres - by Salley Vickers

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241963326 | ISBN 10: 024196332x

    Salley Vickers, the top ten bestselling author of Miss Garnet's Angel and Dancing Backwards, returns with The Cleaner of Chartres, a perfect book club book, for readers who loved Joanne Harris's Chocolat.   There is something special about the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye, translated by John Fletcher
    Three Strong Women - by Marie NDiaye, translated by John Fletcher

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857051073 | ISBN 10: 0857051075

    Three women who almost had it all...  Norah thinks she has made it when she qualifies as a lawyer in Paris; Fanta works her way into a prestigious teaching job in her home city; Khady runs a cafe with her loving husband now all she wants is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jubilate by Michael Arditti
    Jubilate - by Michael Arditti

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781908129406 | ISBN 10: 1908129409

    Jubilate is a love story unlike any other.   A woman wakes in a Lourdes hotel room beside her lover of just two days. She has brought her brain-damaged husband on a pilgrimage to seek a miracle cure; her lover is making a TV documentary to ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hate: A Romance by Tristan Garcia
    Hate: A Romance - by Tristan Garcia

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571251841 | ISBN 10: 0571251846

    Paris in the eighties. Four friends. Three men and one woman. Two affairs that destroy a life.   In a controversial first novel that took the French literary world by storm and won the Prix de Flore, Tristan Garcia uses sex, friendships a ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young
    My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You - by Louisa Young

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780007361441 | ISBN 10: 0007361440

    While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. Beautiful, obsessive Julia and gentle, eccentric Peter are ... more

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  • Cover image of book Satori in Paris by Jack Kerouac
    Satori in Paris - by Jack Kerouac

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141198231 | ISBN 10: 0141198230

    This semi-autobiographical tale of Kerouac's own trip to France, to trace his ancestors and explore his own understanding of the Buddhism that came to define his beliefs, contains some of Kerouac's most lyrical descriptions. From his reports of the s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Underground Time by Delphine de Vigan
    Underground Time - by Delphine de Vigan

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781408821749 | ISBN 10: 1408821745

    Everyday Mathilde takes the Metro, then the commuter train to the office of a large multi-national where she works in the marketing department. Every day, the same routine, the same trains. But something happened a while ago - she dared to voice a di ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pure by Andrew Miller
    Pure - by Andrew Miller

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781444724288 | ISBN 10: 1444724282

    A year of bones, of grave-dirt, relentless work. Of mummified corpses and chanting priests. A year of rape, suicide, sudden death. Of friendship too. Of desire. Of love... A year unlike any other he has lived.   Deep in the heart of Paris ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paris Metro Tales by Helen Constantine  (Editor and translator)
    Paris Metro Tales - by Helen Constantine (Editor and translator)

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780199579808 | ISBN 10: 0199579806

    Following on from Helen Constantine's hugely successful Paris Tales, the twenty-two short stories included in More Metro Tales take the reader on an fascinating journey around Paris by metro. The journey begins at the Gare du Nord, stops at ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Unfinished Business by Boualem Sansal, translated from the French by Frank Wynne
    An Unfinished Business - by Boualem Sansal, translated from the French by Frank Wynne

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781408809440 | ISBN 10: 1408809443

    A major novel that tackles one of the great taboos of Muslim culture the Shoah.  Rachel and Malrich are the sons of a German father and an Algerian mother. Born in a small village in the Algerian hinterland, they are sent to Paris to be ... more

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  • Cover image of book No and Me by Delphine de Vigan, translated from the French by George Miller
    No and Me - by Delphine de Vigan, translated from the French by George Miller

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780747599647 | ISBN 10: 0747599645

    A tense, brilliant novel of home and homelessness.  Lou Bertignac has an IQ of 160 and a good friend in class rebel Lucas. At home her father puts a brave face on things but cries in secret in the bathroom, while her mother rarely spea ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Island at the End of the World by Sam Taylor
    The Island at the End of the World - by Sam Taylor

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780571240524 | ISBN 10: 0571240526

    Through the eyes of eight-year-old Finn we find ourselves on a small island, surrounded by nothing but sea. Finn lives here with his Pa, his elder sister Alice and his younger sister Daisy, and has no memory of any world but this one. All he knows of ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Many Miles to Babylon? by Jennifer Johnston
    How Many Miles to Babylon? - by Jennifer Johnston

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141046969 | ISBN 10: 0141046961

    Alec and Jerry shouldn't have been friends: Alec's life was one of privilege, while Jerry's was one of toil. But this hardly mattered to two young men whose shared love of horses brought them together and whose whole lives lay ahead of them. Wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Class by Francois Begaudeau
    The Class - by Francois Begaudeau

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781583228852 | ISBN 10: 1583228853

    Winner of the Prix France Culture/Tlrama prize, The Class explores timely issues of race, class, identity, colonial history, immigration, and education, "suspend[ing] judgment and liberat[ing] the raw words of kids in a deconsecrated classroom" (L ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreams from the Endz by Faiza Guene
    Dreams from the Endz - by Faiza Guene

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099512929 | ISBN 10: 0099512920

    Dreams from the Endz is the story of twenty-four Ahlme, who is spirited, sassy and wise but has more problems than she knows how to deal with.  Her father, The Boss, is permanently disabled after an accident on a building site, her sixteen-year ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry
    The Elegance of the Hedgehog - by Muriel Barberry

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906040185 | ISBN 10: 1906040184

    "Resistance is futile...You might as well buy it before someone recommends it for your book group. It's charm will make you say yes."(The Guardian) Renee is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building on the Left Bank. To the residents sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Human Love by Andrei Makine
    Human Love - by Andrei Makine

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780340936788 | ISBN 10: 0340936789

    As a child, Elias Almeida loses both his parents during the Angolan uprising against colonial rule. As an adult and professional revolutionary, he bears witness to mankind at its pitiless worst. Yet he continues to believe in a better world and in th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Germinal by mile Zola, translated and edited by Peter Collier
    Germinal - by mile Zola, translated and edited by Peter Collier

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199536894 | ISBN 10: 0199536899

    Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolise the call for freedom from oppression so forcefully that the crowd which ga ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    A Tale of Two Cities - by Charles Dickens

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099511854 | ISBN 10: 0099511851

    'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...'   Lucie Manette has been separated from her father for eighteen years while he languished in Paris's most feared prison, the Bastille. Finally reunited, the Manettes' fortunes beco ... more

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  • Cover image of book Olivia by Dorothy Strachey
    Olivia - by Dorothy Strachey

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099511885 | ISBN 10: 0099511886

    When Olivia turns sixteen she is sent to a Parisian finishing school to broaden her education. Soon after her arrival, she finds herself falling under the spell of her beautiful and charismatic teacher. But Madamoiselle Julie's life is not as straigh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sarah
    Sarah's Key - by Tatiana de Rosay

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780719524523 | ISBN 10: 0719524520

    Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old Jewish girl, is arrested by the French police in the middle of the night, along with her mother and father. Desperate to protect her younger brother, she locks him in a cupboard and promises to come back for hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Unforgiving Years by Victor Serge
    The Unforgiving Years - by Victor Serge

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781590172476 | ISBN 10: 1590172477

    Unforgiving Years is a thrilling and terrifying journey into the disastrous, blazing core of the twentieth century. Victor Serge's final novel, here translated into English for the first time, is at once the most ambitious, bleakest, and most lyrical ... more

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  • Cover image of book Murder in Montmartre by Cara Black
    Murder in Montmartre - by Cara Black

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781569474457 | ISBN 10: 1569474451

    The sixth Aimee Leduc Investigation set in Paris by two-time Anthony Award nominee Cara Black.   Trying to save a childhood friend, now a policewoman, from being charged with murder, Aimee crosses the paths of Corsican Separatists, gangsters a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hallucinating Foucault by Patricia Duncker
    Hallucinating Foucault - by Patricia Duncker

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780747585152 | ISBN 10: 0747585156

    In this ravishing tale of sexual and textual obsession, the young unnamed narrator sets forth from Cambridge on a quest. He is to rescue the subject of his doctoral research, Paul Michel, the brilliant but mad writer, from incarceration in a mental i ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Child of an Ancient People by Anour Benmalek
    The Child of an Ancient People - by Anour Benmalek

    £6.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780099453697 | ISBN 10: 009945369x

    It is 1872. Lislei is a young French woman escaping from the bloody turmoil of the Paris commune; Kader is an Arab prince fleeing from the revolt of the Saharan tribesmen in Algeria. Together they succeed in boarding an old sailing ship bound for Aus ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dreamers by Gilbert Adair
    The Dreamers - by Gilbert Adair

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780571216260 | ISBN 10: 0571216269

    Gilbert Adair's novel is set in Paris in the Spring of 1968. The city is beginning to emerge from hibernation and an obscure spirit of social and political renewal is in the air. Yet Theo, his twin sister Isabelle and Matthew, and American student th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Married Man by Edmund White
    The Married Man - by Edmund White

    £9.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780099285144 | ISBN 10: 0099285142

    A middle-aged American, wary and on the rebound from the bruising affair, works out in a Paris gym - an ordinary day, except that he catches the eye of a stranger, Julien, a young French architect with a gleam in his eye. To Austin's amused astonishm ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life: A User
    Life: A User's Guide - by Georges Perec

    £10.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780099449256 | ISBN 10: 0099449250

    One of the most dazzling and ingeniously contrived works of twentieth- century fiction, an entire microcosm brought to life in a Paris apartment block. Serge Valene, one of the inhabitants of the apartment block, has conceived the idea of a painting ... more

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