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Reading Lists

Spotlight Read the World with MacLehose Press 5 Notable Writers

Read the World with MacLehose Press which specialises in the very best translated literary and crime fiction. If words can offer new worlds, you will find them in the pages of the books by the […]

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Book Blasts Top 5 French Reads IV

Here is our list of top 5 French reads creating a buzz across the Channel. New year, and news could be better from France. Over 600 small businesses have been destroyed or damaged in Paris […]

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Book Blasts Top 5 French Reads III

BookBlast’s Top 5 French Reads for this month is inspired by a recent trip to Paris. Literary flâneur that I am, I visited some of my favourite bookshops. Les librairies are plentiful and varied since […]

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Legacy Agency

BB Archive Croquis d’une vie de bohème Lesley Blanch La Table Ronde 19-04-2018

CROQUIS D’UNE VIE DE BOHÈME  Lesley Blanch Préfacé et présenté par Georgia de Chamberet | Traduit de l’anglais par Lucien d’Azay Écrivain et voyageuse, fascinée par l’Orient, Lesley Blanch est restée célèbre en Angleterre pour […]

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BB Archive Gael Elton Mayo, Letter from Brittany, 1954

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) journalist, writer and artist, first wrote a column while living in Spain in the 1950s for The Spanish-American Courier. This piece came out in April 1954. In the northwest of Spain, […]

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BB Archive Jean Anouilh interviewed by Gael Elton Mayo, 1956

From the archive: articles by Gael Elton Mayo. She interviewed Jean Anouilh (1910-87) for Queen Magazine in 1956. Best known for his 1943 play Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles’ classical drama and a thinly veiled […]

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Non Fiction

Review The Madeleine Project, Clara Beaudoux

BookBlast reviews The Madeleine Project: Uncovering a Parisian Life by Clara Beaudoux, translated from the French by Alison Anderson. “I’d been drifting from one studio apartment to another for several years already. I didn’t feel […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Julian Evans, translator