On Episode 11, our guest is Jimena from Belgravia Books, a London-based independent bookshop which is also the home of Gallic Books, a publisher devoted to bringing the best of French literature to an English-speaking audience. We talked about what she loves most about working in a bookshop, French books to put on your reading list, and the new worlds that translated fiction opens to us.
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Books Mentioned in this episode:
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
The Red Notebook, by Antoine Laurain
Lullaby/The Perfect Nanny, by Leila Slimani
We Need To Talk About Kevin, by Leila Slimani
The Foundling Boy, by Michel Déon
The Foundling’s War, by Michel Déon
Your Father’s Room, by Michel Déon
The Great and the Good, by Michel Déon
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One, by Philip Pullman
The Shortest History of Germany, by James Hawes
Hot Milk, by Deborah Levy
Black Sugar, by Miguel Bonnefoy, transl. Emily Boyce
Smoking Kills, by Antoine Laurain, transl. Loise Lalaurie Rogers
The President’s Hat, by Antoine Laurain
French Rhapsody, by Antoine Laurain
Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, by Valeria Luiselli
Prodigal, by Charles Lambert
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, by Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari
Brixton Beach, by Roma Tearne
Monsieur Ka, by Vesna Goldsworthy
Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, by Andrew Morton
Wallis in Love: The untold true passion of the Duchess of Windsor, by Andrew Morton
Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World’s Strangest Brains, by Helen Thomson
The Image of You, by Adele Parks
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