Archives by Tag 'French'

‘Marie’ by Madeleine Bourdouxhe

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

One of my aims for this year is to try to read things which I might not normally pick.  French modernist literature features incredibly low on on the list of types of book I usually select (nor for that matter, modernism in any language).  Consequently I have no idea how I ended up with by [...]

‘False Friends Faux Amis’ by Ellie Malet Spradbery

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Monday, January 17, 2011

Language is something that I find absolutely fascinating: I love reading about how different languages developed, their particular foibles, the origins of words and the meanings of obscure idioms.  I was therefore ever so pleased to be sent a free copy of by Ellie Malet Spradbery to review through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers programme.  I’ve [...]

Review: ‘La Prisonniere’ by Malika Oufkir

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, August 20, 2010

Malika Oufkir was born into a proud Berber family in 1953, the eldest daughter of the King of Morocco’s closest aide. She was adopted by the king to be a companion to his little daughter, and at the royal court of Rabat, Malika grew up locked away in a golden cage, among the royal wives [...]