Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Carmody » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:34 am

You may wish to check out this thread for books at

TOTW: A French Book Reading Resource:

https://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=10113
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:15 pm

The (theatre) Festival d'Avignon, scheduled for July, was cancelled this year. There is an audio/video 'rêve d'avignon' instead.

https://festival-avignon.com/fr/un-reve-d-avignon-15956
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby bedtime » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:00 pm

Thought I'd share a well-known classic.

I just read Les Malheurs des Sophie by Comtesse de Ségur. At present, I'm about 40% through Les Petites Filles Modeles, the sequel.

Je l'aime.

So, I bought the book on ebay:

Titre plaqué or:
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A partir de 1915:
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Avec 114 illustrations (also, take a look at the thick stitching):
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Easy to read text:
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I like old books better. :)
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:28 pm

There's a Maigret adaption starring Rowan Atkinson in the title role running on UK TV channel ITV.com at the mo'.

https://www.itv.com/hub/maigret/2a4244a0003

I like the closing music 'Maigret Finale' by Tracy Kashi, which has a teeny tiny bit of french.

https://www.tracykashi.com/music-1
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2020 Les Voyageurs

Postby Docricky » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:48 am

tomgosse wrote:
tomgosse wrote:Purpose :
To learn and improve our French listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as much as possible.



L'année 2020 commence ici:
[*] Members should subscribe to this post.
[*] Members should start and keep a log that chronicles their studies. It's okay to use a log that's already started, or just chronicle it here. What ever is easier for you.
[*] Members should subscribe to the logs of other members (and read them!).
[*] If you are looking for a study-buddy you can announce it here.


I'm new here :D
How do I subscribe to this post to be added ?
How do I follow the logs of other members?
I can't wait to have a study buddy , how do I connect ?
I would like to start my log..how do I do it ?
Merci beaucoup pour m'aider. TIA
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby rdearman » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:20 pm

There is a language log section of the forum. You just go there and do a new topic and that topic is your log. You can follow the logs of other members of the study group by looking at the very first page of this thread which lists them.

Welcome aboard.

Btw, after you start your log, let us know here and we'll add your log to the list.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby lusan » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:47 pm

With this pandemic, I discovered -?- the fun of reading contemporary french novels. I mean 'non-translated-. I sense that English translated into French novels do not feel right. Native french language sounds more beautiful to me. So far I have read

Jean-Christophe Grange
Le passager - almost finishing
Le Serment des Limbes
la Ligne Noire

Bernard Minier
Une putain d'histoire

I would love to venture into other authors similar to those. I noticed that I missed about 1-2 % of the words/page. So I definitely, I am graduating myself to adult literature. No more HP stories. No more easy and boring books. Raw French for me. No classic novels either. -Maybe later. I would love some book suggestions. My criteria are: contemporary, beautiful and engaging. No romance, nop, but thrillers would be nice. I like well written Polars. Which writers, books, series, etc?
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Jim » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:04 pm

lusan wrote:I would love some book suggestions. My criteria are: contemporary, beautiful and engaging. No romance, nop, but thrillers would be nice. I like well written Polars. Which writers, books, series, etc?


I’ve not read any of the books you mention, but I enjoyed La vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert by Joel Dicker. A fairly easy to read polar, and if you enjoy it Le Livre des Baltimore was good too. Michel Bussi books are slightly more challenging - try Un avion sans elle or Gravé dans le sable.

If you want something slightly more refined try En attendant Bojangles by Olivier Bourdeaut. I found it difficult to read, but it’s short and beautifully written (or at least it seemed it to me as an intermediate French learner!).
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby lusan » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:37 pm

Jim wrote:
lusan wrote:I would love some book suggestions. My criteria are: contemporary, beautiful and engaging. No romance, nop, but thrillers would be nice. I like well written Polars. Which writers, books, series, etc?


I’ve not read any of the books you mention, but I enjoyed La vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert by Joel Dicker. A fairly easy to read polar, and if you enjoy it Le Livre des Baltimore was good too. Michel Bussi books are slightly more challenging - try Un avion sans elle or Gravé dans le sable.

If you want something slightly more refined try En attendant Bojangles by Olivier Bourdeaut. I found it difficult to read, but it’s short and beautifully written (or at least it seemed it to me as an intermediate French learner!).


Good. Thanks. I am ordering:

Un avion sans elle - Michel Bussi
La vérité sur l'affaire Harry Quebert - Joel Dicker
Les particules Elementaires - Michel Houellebecq

Other recommendations.... ?
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Postby Carmody » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:41 am

I totally agree with your enthusiasm for contemporary French fiction and would offer for your enjoyment a thread I set up for that purpose at:

TOTW: A French Book Reading Resource
https://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=10113&start=210
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