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Discover our Monthly Selection from our Library

Every month, discover our selection of books, comics and DVDs available in our library.

Do not hesitate to ask us for a special author/book/movie to check if we have it in our library.
Moreover, we are always here to recommend you titles

 

September 2018:

 

  • ​Le Meilleur Vin de Chine - a Documentary directed by Olivier Pousset

This documentary shows the incredible adventure of a young Frenchman who went to China to make wine. Hired by a novice businessman to work for a female quick-tempered Chinese boss, Benjamin enters a Far West scenario with a mission: to make the best wine in China. A string of natural, cultural, economic and political obstacles make the goal seem out of reach.

 

  • OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies - a Film directed by Michel Hazanavicius

After a fellow agent and close friend is murdered, Hubert is ordered to take his place at the head of a poultry firm in Cairo. This is to be his cover while he investigates Jack’s death, monitors the Suez Canal, checks up on the Brits and Soviets, burnishes France’s reputation, quells a fundamentalist rebellion and brokers peace in the Middle East.

Basically, think Johnny English, but French, and so much better!

 

  • L’éducation de Rita - a Film directed by Lewis Gilbert

Rita, a 26-year-old hairdresser, revolts against her husband’s wish for her to have children by fulfilling her personal need to further her education. She enrols for a course in English literature and meets Dr. Bryant, a professor using alcohol as a coping mechanism to deal with his divorce. Despite his personal problems, he helps Rita realise her academic potential and in return, her passion for learning inspires his love of teaching once again.

This is a French dubbed version of a feel-good English film called Educating Rita.

 

  • Le Petit Prince - Novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

In this novella written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the narrator crashes his plane in a Middle Eastern desert. Here he meets the Little Prince, a boy from a different planet who ends up telling the narrator his experiences on the other 6 planets he visited before coming to Earth.

This is a French classic novella exploring philosophic topics to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

 

  • Les Trois Crimes d’Arsène Lupin - Novel by Maurice Leblanc

In this book we follow the adventures of Arsène Lupin, the Gentleman burglar. Expect lots of drama and plot twists throughout the novel, that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

  • Lancelot by Chrétien de Troyes

 

The story centres on Lancelot's rescue of Queen Guinevere after she has been abducted by antagonist Meleagant.
This book deals with Lancelot's trials rescuing the Queen, and his struggles to balance his duties both as a warrior and a lover bound by conventions.
The book is written in easy-to-understand French and comes with a CD so that the reader can listen along while reading it.

 

  • Les Aventures de Tintin: Le secret de la Licorne by Hergé

While browsing a market, Tintin purchases an antique model ship which he intends to give Captain Haddock. Two strangers, a model ship collector and an antique-scout, try to persuade Tintin to sell the model to them. The model is later stolen from Tintin’s flat with only a riddle left behind, and the comic follows Tintin as he tries to get it back.
This comic book guarantees an entertaining read as the reader adventures along the plot with Tintin as he needs to overcome certain obstacles to discover the history behind the model ship and why it is so sought after.