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Subject: How to search for foreign language books
Date Posted: 11/15/2008 8:50 PM ET
Member Since: 2/15/2006
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Is there a way to search for books written in French. My dad's first language is French and books tend to be expensive. I never even thought of looking here until I read another post about romance novels in Spanish. So how do I search for books written in French?

TIA

susan/vt

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 9:20 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2006
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Foreign language books must have the language listed in the "description" field.  You can use the advanced search function to try and find books written in French.  You will, however, also find French cookbooks, and I even found a book called "The Arrogance of the French."  Probably not what you're looking for.

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 9:30 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2007
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Try this link it takes you to over 700 titles written in french. French Language Edition

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 9:31 PM ET
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I found someone had used tags and I ordered several books by searching using someone else's tags. Of course, I don't speak French so it was interesting. Some things I was able to use Amazon to figure out what I was ordering. Some I recognized the author.

susan/vt

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 9:54 PM ET
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Thanks Angela, I  used that but when I took out audio books and then went to posted books, the list dropped from 700 to 24. But I do appreciate the help. And I may add a few to my wishlist. Dad wil enjoy them when he gets them.

susan/vt