New Acquisitions Summer 2022
Some highlights from new arrivals in the AF Library. Know the French language, sure, but never ignore its arts and cultures; that's
what libraries are for.
You may head to our Online Catalogue, select "New
acquisitions" to check out more. Or, better still, come to the Main Library at Jordan Centre (1/F, 52 Jordan
For any enquiry, welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 2738 2712.
Le Monde sans fin
Jean-Marc Jacovici, Christophe Blain
When a renowned BD author meets a specialist in energy questions and climate change. The
book explains, in form of chapters, the profound changes that our planet sees today and what consequences, sometimes radical, these will
bring - ecological, economical and social.
Moins qu'hier (plus que demain)
Fabcaro offers some penetrating observations of the life of couples. Dividing household chores, visiting
parents-in-law, educating your kids... This portrait of marital relationships, absurd and comical at times, makes us laugh as much as
rethink our society.
His cult classic Zaï Zaï Zaï Zaï is also available.
L'Affaire Madame Paul
Doucet was awarded the Grand Prix d'Angoulême this March, becoming the third woman to win the award. Most of the
Canadian underground cartoonist's works are not for the fainthearted: sex, violence and vulgarity are omnipresent (see Monkey
and the living dead).
L'Affaire Madame Paul, compilation of absurd stories surrounding a janitor of a rooming house, is a slice-of-life look at
New work from the now internationally popular - more than 900K followers on Instagram - Hong Kong comic
artist Little Thunder (known for her trilogy Kylooe). This collection features numerous illustrations and 4
mangas specially created for this edition.
Les Saveurs du béton
The author left Hong Kong to live in France at the age of 6. This change coincides with another, maybe more
turbulent one - adolescence. Between college and shopping malls, she experiences the 90s to the full, with a unique perspective made
possible by the cultural mix.
Phuong Mai Nguyen,
With the comics Culottées, Pénélope Bagieu has become one of the most prominent
female comic artists in a predominantly male industry.
This animated adaptation, in 30 short episodes, presents 30 portraits of women, known or lesser known, who dared to shatter prejudices,
and changed the world in their own way.
Le Bureau des légendes (saison 5)
The French spy TV series finally reaches its finale. Actor Louis Garrel joined in this last season and with familiar faces
like Mathieu Kassovitz and Mathieu Amalric, we will witness the remaining members of the shattered French spy network face
their Russian nemesis for a final showdown.
An epic conclusion to a new spy classic.
Le Grand méchant Renard et autres contes
Adaptation of the best selling BD of Benjamin Renner. Walk into the countryside and meet the title character - a Fox who thinks it's a
chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Santa Claus.
These fast-paced funny tales will make kids laugh as much as the grown-ups smile.
María Isabel Sánchez Vegar
The collection Petite & Grande leads us through the rediscovery of outstanding women who achieved
extraordinary feats, each beginning their journey as a child with a dream.
Here we trace the life of Joséphine Baker, entertainer, activist and French Resistance agent, from her growing up in St. Louis, Missouri
to her performing on stage in Paris.
Three other volumes are also available: Coco Chanel, Marie Curie, Simone
T'choupi chez le docteur
New addition to our T'choupi collection, a series beloved by our young learners, even preschoolers!
Seeing a doctor might not be all that pleasant but is a necessary step in life. Follow T'choupi to discover the world of doctor,
familiarize yourself with it and learn some new words along the way.
Trotro et Zaza préparent une surprise
Another frequently requested book collection: Trotro!
This time our donkey hero and his sister Zaza will prepare a gift to their papa and maman. A heart-warming family story
- what better book to read for story time before bed? All the more precious if parents and children read together.
When Houellebecq publishes a new book, it's destined to be the literary event for the year.
We follow a high-ranking official through his struggles with his aging father, shattered but recently reunited family, and soon-to-be
ex-wife. In the meantime, the France he lives in is experiencing dramatic changes : increasing terrorist threats and presidential
election. All lead him to interrogate the meaning of life: is everything going to be destroyed (anéanti) at the end
The author offers his most poignant description of aging, sickness and death since "La Carte et le territoire".
Le Grand Monde
After the renowned "Les Enfants du désastre" trilogy which centres on the period from WWI
to the beginning of WWII, Lemaitre, another Goncourt-winning author, kicks off his new tetralogy with the book.
This time he will lead us on a journey into les Trente Glorieuses : the thirty-year period of economic prosperity
in France between 1945 - 75. It's an adventure - one goes from Paris to Beirut and Saigon. It's a crime story - there is murder,
investigation and suspense. At the bottom it's also a family story - a bourgeois family of 4 children around which the whole narrative
La Mort immortelle
Winner of Locus Award of Best Science Fiction Novel, this is the third installment and conclusion of the trilogy "Le
Problème à trois corps".
The trilogy is a masterpiece of Chinese science-fiction and a literary phenomenon when published in the country. It traces the
efforts of disillusioned Chinese scientists who implore alien life to come to Earth to forcibly redeem humanity.
La France sous nos yeux
Selected as the best book of 2021 by Lire magazine littéraire.
With the subtitle : Economie, landscape and new ways of life, the book reveals a huge gap between the reality of
the country and its representations that the French have inherited since les Trente Glorieuses. In fact, from the
mid-80s, the authors argue - with original charts and maps, and carefully established statistics, the French society has undergone a
profound transformation, fully entering the world of services, mobility, consumption, image and leisures.
100 dessins pour retenir les grandes dates de l'histoire de France
100 important dates in the history of France - illustrated in a way that one can easily remember them.
Based on a technique of memorization called mnémographie, invented by the author herself, the book is filled with specially
designed illustrations and graphics, acompagnied with instructive and humorous texts.
Objective? To activate the visual memory of the reader with clever drawings.
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