jeudi 29 juin 2017

June catalogue

The new catalogue (Author Alphabetical Order) is now online. To download it, just click Here.
Also available : Title Alphabetical Order Here.

Click on “télécharger avec votre navigateur” (download to browser) and then on “ouvrir” (open) or "Enregistrer le fichier" (to save it on your computer).

lundi 26 juin 2017


We held a most successful AGM & party in spite of the great heat. The library is doing well, we have quite a lot of money in the bank so shall be doing some serious ordering in the autumn.

So please send lists of books or authors you would like to find in the library. We don’t want to be dogmatic about an author (who have their ups & downs) but there are additions to be made. Send an email to   but consult the catalogue first. This is easy if you go to the Foal blog (click on link at the bottom of the email). The lists will be sent to the Selection Committee.

I  have put the above paragraph in italics because I have copied it from the last Newsletter. I have had practically no feedback, only from the Bookchat members. I do sometimes wonder if the newsletter is read…….


We shall be open on Saturday 1st July with a Grand Book Sale

Wednesday 5th

Wednesday 12th

Wednesday 19th

Saturday 22nd

Then we shall be closed until 2nd September from when we shall be open as usual (1st & 3rd Saturday & every Wednesday)

You are allowed to take out more books for your summer reading (6 per person),  & you will need to leave a guarantee deposit in the form of a cheque for 60 euros made out to FOAL (we will, of course, not cash this & give it back on return of books)




The following books are  on order & will be in the library before we close for the summer

Anne Tyler                             Vinegar Girl

Julian Barnes                          The Noise of Time

Damien Lewis                         Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Nicci French                           Saturday Requiem

Harlan Coben                         Fool me Once

Philippa Gregory                    The Taming of the Queen

S J Parris                                Conspiricy

W Shaw                                  The Birdwatcher

Dennis Lehane                        Live by Night

Camilla Lackberg                   The Ice Child

Georges Mikes                        English humour for Beginners

Mary Higgins Clark                As Time goes by

Hilary Mantell                        Wolf Hall (replacement)

C.J. Sansom                            Revelation

Alan Judd                               Deep Blue

 Most recent donations
David Nicholls                       Starter for ten               PB 2004  GF

Maria Lewycka                       The Lubetkin Legacy     PB  2016  GF     

Tana French                             The Likeness                 PB  2008  Crime

Alison Weir                             The Lady Elizabeth       PB  2008  Historical Fiction

John Harvey                 Darkness & Light   PB  2006 Thriller

Amitar Ghosh               Sea of Poppies     PB 2008  Historical fiction Trilogy

Tash Aw                       The Harmony Silk Factory   PB  2005 Historical fiction

D Moggach                   The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel   PB 2005  GF

A Doerr                       All the light we cannot see    PB 2014  Historical Fiction

Ford Madox Ford        The Good Soldier                   PB 1915   GF

W Boyd                        Brazzaville Beach                   PB 1990  GF

G Orwell                       Down & out in London & Paris    PB  1933  NF

Robert Stone                 Outerbridge Reach                  PB 1992  Adventure  GF

Adeline Yen Mah          Falling Leaves               PB 1997  Historical Memoir  

Marilynne Robinson     Gilead                           PB  2004   GF Literary

A McCall Smith            Love over Scotland       PB 2006   GF

A McCall Smith            Sunday Philosophy Club  PB  2004   GF

A McCall Smith            N° 1 Ladies Dectective agency  PB  1998  Crime

Sue Grafton                    V  is for Vengeance                PB 2011 Crime

Sue Grafton                    U is for Undertow                            HB  2009  Crime

Lee Child                       Never go back                        PB 2013  Crime

José Saramago              Blindness                                PB  GF  1997  GF

Owen Sheers                 I saw a man                                     PB 2015  Crime

Owen Sheers                 Resistance                              PB 2007  Crime

Tana French                  The Trespasser                       PB  2016  Crime

Harlan Coben                Missing you                                     PB 2014  Crime