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  • Christmas Crackers, come make you own

    Christmas Crackers, come make you own

    We may be originally from America but we like to adopt the best traditions from where ever they come. One of those is the British Christmas Cracker. Make your own Christmas crackers from old books at our workshop at the Book Room on 11 December 2021, 16h. The workshop is open to everyone over 11 […]Read More - Lire la suite
  • A Bon Speak Easy is a good Speak Easy

    A Bon Speak Easy is a good Speak Easy

    A Bon Speak Easy Why make a bon Speak Easy? One of the most used words in French must be bon. It is used is wish everyone a good day, week, weekend, trip, courage, luck and more. It also has a negative meaning at times. This puzzle includes as many bon phrases as we could […]Read More - Lire la suite
  • Les Livres français au English Book Room

    Les Livres français au English Book Room

    Comme Bill & Rosa’s English Book Room est en France nous mettons en avance parfois des livres qui nous plaisent en français. Voici une belle brochette de romans bestseller et lauréants des prix qui se passent aux USA et proposent des différentes facettes du pays. ICI N’EST PLUS ICI « Être indien en Amérique n’a […]Read More - Lire la suite
  • Laughter in France

    Laughter in France

    Laughter is the best medicine they say. Reflections on laughter in France, the land of La Vache qui rit! La Vache, by the way, has her own maison and museum in Lons-le-Saunier and she just celebrated 100 years in 2021. The city of Bordeaux seems to be the center of laughter in France One might […]Read More - Lire la suite
  • The Prix Goncourt, France’s prestigious literary prize

    The Prix Goncourt, France’s prestigious literary prize

    The Prix Goncourt, France’s prestigious literary prize The Prix Goncourt is a French literary prize given each year to an outstanding work in prose. Usually, novels are preferred. It is the most prestigious literary award in France and in literary circles it is considered the French equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize and it was awarded […]Read More - Lire la suite
  • Why is it called? Part 2: French place names

    Why is it called? Part 2: French place names

    Why is it called… Part 2: French place names or toponyms Have you ever asked yourself why something is called by a particular name? Place names are also called toponyms. We’ve learned Paris was named for the Celtic tribe the Parisii who lived in the area (why the Parisii were called that is still up […]Read More - Lire la suite