Category Archives: European literature

Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge

So let me make a New Year’s Resolution early:  I am going to complete reading challenges in 2013! And the first one I’m committing to is:  Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge.  Hosted at Words and Peace, this challenge asks … Continue reading

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The Tea Lords

The Tea Lords by Hella S. Haasse  (translated by Ina Rilke ) Published:  2011 by Portobello Books Source:  Received as giveaway from Iris on Books Once again, I sadly admit that I am not too familiar with Dutch literature, and … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Book in the World

The Most Beautiful Book in the World:  Eight Novellas by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, translated by Alison Anderson Published:  2009 by Europa Editions Source:  Purchased   I am by no means an expert about books, especially about books in translation; but since … Continue reading

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A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse

  The premise of A Novel Bookstore is a book-lover’s dream — two bibliophiles decide to establish a bookstore in Paris that sells only “good” novels as selected by a secret committee of eight literary figures.  It is a great success … Continue reading

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