Kate Wilkins

About Kate Wilkins

I'm a Francophile and French speaker living in Oxford, UK. My favourite places in France are Normandy, Bordeaux and Paris - ok, I'm biased, I've spent a lot of time there. I'm also a massive bookworm and in this column I explore French fiction in translation. Bonne lecture!
26 06, 2014

New French fiction: ‘Under the Channel’ by Gilles Pétel and ‘The Greenland Breach’ by Bernard Besson

By |2014-06-26T11:17:49+10:00Jun 26, 2014|2 Comments

It’s a double-whammy this month. Thrill-seekers, plump for ‘The Greenland Breach’, and detective-story-turned-psychological drama ‘Under the Channel’ makes for an unnervingly noirish read.

29 07, 2013

Getting into new French fiction: ‘The Character of Rain’ by Amélie Nothomb

By |2013-07-29T12:23:41+10:00Jul 29, 2013|0 Comments

Nothomb is a slippery writer; an acquired taste – and perhaps one of the most interesting writers you ever read. As one of Francophonie’s most high profile authors, I’ve always wanted her to make an appearance in this column.

2 07, 2013

Getting into new French fiction: ‘Treachery in Bordeaux’ by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen

By |2013-07-05T10:05:52+10:00Jul 2, 2013|0 Comments

“I believe you should always seek to uncover secrets” says Cooker in the opening chapter. And off he goes to crack the mystery... his quest takes in intriguing paintings, art restoration, wine microbiology, Bordeaux’s urban planning and the odd parking ticket (tossed aside, of course).

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