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Bonjour

I am currently learning french (starting level 5 in september) I have a good understanding of french language ,grammar etc but I want to improve my fluency when speaking as at the minute I'm reading in French and thinking in English so not achieving brilliant grades.

Does anyone know where I can purchase a novel (or something else interesting if you have any other suggestions), that is written in French? And if anyone has (read) any which they particularly like then feel free to suggest them with a quick description

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Amazon?

L'Etranger is what quite a lot of french linguists I know where studying. Haven't a clue what it's about though.
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www.amazon.fr is where i buy my books from. The website is obviously in French but they deliver very cheaply and quickly to the UK.

I am reading:

L'étranger (a very popular A level choice)
Le Horla


Also I buy Le Monde and Paris Match (french newspaper and magazine) from my local WHSmith!
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Flaubert is the man! :p:
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(Original post by Cerulean)
Amazon?

L'Etranger is what quite a lot of french linguists I know where studying. Haven't a clue what it's about though.
Oo yes we've read a few passages from this. Never thought about foreign websites tut. Thanks for your help +rep, appreciated

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www.amazon.fr is where i buy my books from. The website is obviously in French but they deliver very cheaply and quickly to the UK.

I am reading:

L'étranger (a very popular A level choice)
Le Horla


Also I buy Le Monde and Paris Match (french newspaper and magazine) from my local WHSmith!
Quick overview of what the books are about?

I was wondering if I could get french newspapers from anywhere!! Do you find that they help? I really just want to be fluent when I read/speak. Thanks for your help, I'll +rep you next time I'm online

(Original post by jismith1989)
Flaubert is the man! :p:
Ummmm, who might this be then??

(Original post by KayleeLand)
Tristess
Is this a book?? ... About?? ... Authour? Thanks
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I was wondering if I could get french newspapers from anywhere!! Do you find that they help? I really just want to be fluent when I read/speak. Thanks for your help, I'll +rep you next time I'm online
Yup they help a lot and it's surprising how much I can actually understand. When I was reading L'étranger I had a notebook where I wrote down all the new words I came across and their English translations (I needed to use a dictionary a lot!). But then when I read the book a second time just a week later I knew almost all of the words and I could read entire pages without a dictionary! Very beneficial!
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You can get Le Monde from newsagents in most big cities. I know a lot of places that sell it in Manchester.
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Have a look at The Big French Book Discussion, and here are some French newspaper online :
Le Monde
Le Figaro
L'Express
Libération
L'Humanité
Métro
Reuters France
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(Original post by Pollywollydoodle)
Yup they help a lot and it's surprising how much I can actually understand. When I was reading L'étranger I had a notebook where I wrote down all the new words I came across and their English translations (I needed to use a dictionary a lot!). But then when I read the book a second time just a week later I knew almost all of the words and I could read entire pages without a dictionary! Very beneficial!
Excellent

Yeh I plan to do the same, gonna right words I don't know in my french folder though so I can take them to lectures

Thank you so much x
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You can get Le Monde from newsagents in most big cities. I know a lot of places that sell it in Manchester.
I'll have a browse round, I don't live within a big city though so I might struggle

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(Original post by Anatheme)
Have a look at The Big French Book Discussion, and here are some French newspaper online :
Le Monde
Le Figaro
L'Express
Libération
L'Humanité
Métro
Reuters France
Wow... That's a lot of suggestions thanks I'll check them out soon, thanks for the time and effort
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Wow... That's a lot of suggestions thanks I'll check them out soon, thanks for the time and effort

Also, come to the French book discussion thread (see my signature) where there are many recommendations of titles for your level !
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(Original post by Fillette)
Also, come to the French book discussion thread (see my signature) where there are many recommendations of titles for your level !
Netta, I already linked your thread
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Also, come to the French book discussion thread (see my signature) where there are many recommendations of titles for your level !
Tut, should have chcked there first really :rolleyes:

Thank you
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Netta, I already linked your thread

lol je suis aveugle, cheers Marion !
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Also, come to the French book discussion thread (see my signature) where there are many recommendations of titles for your level !
Hither :w00t:
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Am tres sorry, the book title is actually 'Bonour Tristesse' check it out on wikipedia* and the author is Mr Francoise Sagan. It's a popular A level text and is about a 17 year old girl.
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*Bonjour Tristesse*
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"Stupeur et Tremblements" by Amélie Nothomb. culture clash/different society for a belgian woman in japan. semi-autobiographical. also made into a film
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It's a MS François Sagan.
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