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French teachers - A level literature

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LadybirdsEverywhere Wed 15-May-13 16:33:51

I am just about to choose a new book for my A level French class to study. Has anybody got any recommendations of books that their pupils have really loved? I teach three girls who are on course for an A at AS level.

Numberlock Wed 15-May-13 20:38:47

Camus any day for me.

MistyKnight Sat 18-May-13 19:52:32

If they are keen historians they might enjoy Un Sac de Billes - Joseph Joffo. It links very well with a history study on the Occupation during WW2.

GentlyGentlyOhDear Sat 18-May-13 22:17:20

A bit of women's writing? Christiane Rochefort's Les Petits enfants du sie`cle still on the syllabus? She's one of my favourite authors.

MrsSalvoMontalbano Mon 20-May-13 20:01:33

Madame Bovary!

schoolchauffeur Mon 20-May-13 20:29:32

I did La Symphonie Pastorale ( Andre Gide) many moons ago and as a group of teenage girls we loved- great love story with a twist.
We also did L'Etranger, Camus which I loved but was not generally popular.

My DD has just done Mauriac's "Thérèse Desqueyroux" which she enjoyed- A2 exam in a couple of weeks!

Moominmammacat Wed 22-May-13 10:45:24

How about Alain Fournier, Le Grand Meaulnes or Zola, Germinale?

MidnightHag Wed 22-May-13 19:58:06

Bonjour tristesse?

LaSingeEstSurLaBranche Thu 23-May-13 20:57:55

Le Sang des Autres-Beauvoir?

LadybirdsEverywhere Mon 27-May-13 09:43:16

Thanks, everyone! schoolchuffeur, I did Thérèse Desqueyroux for my A level and enjoyed it. I'm tempted now by Camus or Madame Bovary.

Numberlock Mon 27-May-13 09:59:39

I thought Madame B was over-rated.

Camus - l'etrangère? Classic introduction for your students?

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