by Clare Jones
Last week I was delighted to finally get my book on display in a shop window! Oundle bookshop is housed in wonderful old premises in the centre of the beautiful historic town in East Northamptonshire where I now live and teach. It helps local writers by not taking a huge cut of the profits from a book, thereby allowing us poor authors to make a small profit from our sales. Here’s a photo of my book dans la vitrine de la librairie – in the bookshop window.
Don’t forget that la librairie in French is a false friend. It is not a library, which is une bibliothèque. I wouldn’t be happy if you tried to take my book away without paying! Nor would I be content if all the French learners in Oundle contented themselves with window shopping (faire du lèche-vitrines – literally to do lick-windows).
For those of you who live too far from Oundle to come and buy a copy, you can buy it on Amazon worldwide. If you have read and enjoyed it, please do leave a review for me. It would only take you a few moments and would give me much encouragement.
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