French Books Giveaway: Win a FREE Autographed Copy of Say it in French or Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century

My second book published by Dover Publications, Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: A Dual-Language Book, is now available!

The original French stories are on the left page and literal English translations are on the right page. There are 15 stories representing authors and settings from France and other French-speaking areas such as Quebec, Guadeloupe, Mauritius and Senegal. This book is designed for intermediate/advanced learners of French to increase their vocabulary and learn more about the literature of the Francophone world.

For beginners of French or those interested in traveling to a French-speaking country, my Say it in French phrasebook (+ Food and Wine supplement and 2,500 English-French dictionary) is also available.

To celebrate the release of my second book, I’m doing another giveaway! If you would like a FREE autographed copy of either my Say it in French phrasebook OR my Great French Short Stories dual-language book, all you need to do is:

  • send me an e-mail at ielanguages (at) gmail (dot) com or comment on this blog post,
  • let me know which book you would like,
  • and what country you are located in (I will send it from either the US or Australia depending on where you are located)


I will choose two winners at random; one for each book. Giveaway is open to residents of planet Earth. One entry per book per human being.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations to the four winners! The books have been sent to you!

  • Vigliano

    Vigliano De Cupis from Rome,Italy. The book i’d like is Great french short stories. Keep on your great work! I follow you since years. Compliments! A bientot!

  • Anne

    Would love a copy of the short story book! I am in the US and seeking multiple ways to keep up and improve my French.

  • Amber Thevenet

    I would like a copy of Great French Stories of the 20th century. ūüôā I am located in Avignon, France! I am studying translation and it would be very interesting!

  • Above all, congratulations for your new book. And like everybody else I would also like to have a copy of the short story book. I am from Turkey and I am learning French also. Well good luck to everyone: )

  • Tiffany

    I would love a copy of your Say It in French book! ¬†I’m located in the US.

  • T.J.

    Must have the new book! I am in the U.S.

  • Mafazam

    YAY !! say it in French ūüôā i live in montreal, QC Canada……. Merci <3

  • Would love a copy of the new book! Located in Los Angeles! Merci beaucoup

  • Saved4ever24

    I would love to own say it in French! I currently own the say it in Spanish and Italian versions. I originally wanted the French version but my local bookstore didn’t have it at the time. I’m located in the great northwest USA.

  • merci tr√®s fort pour ce superbe cadeau. j’aimerais Great French Short Stories, pour mes √©l√®ves de fran√ßais. j’enseigne aux Etats-Unis. Et encore merci, et bravo pour votre superbe site.
    ehc16e at yahoo dot com

    Emma    @   Words And Peace

  • Ah! I was planning to actually BUY the short stories book (because I really want to be more familiar with francophone literature, and ALSO because I hate how poor my French is these days) but winning it would be so cool! because i’m poor, of course. Also, I’m in Florida.

    Also, if I don’t win, and I hope you get lots of interested people which means my chances are low, would you be willing to sign a copy I bought directly from you? because I’m a huge nerd and love your blog, though I lurk and never comment.

  • Louis

    Say it in French phrasebook I am from the US

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  • I’d love to have an autographed copy of your French short stories one.¬† I’m in the U.S.¬† Thanks, Jennie!


  • emily

    I would love a copy of Say it in French. I plan to take my twelve year old to France this year. It has been 20 years since I have traveled there, so I could use some brushing up! Thanks!

  • Samantha

    I’ll have a go at winning the French Short Stories book, I’m in France and more motivate than ever to improve my vocabulary ūüôā¬†

  • Brandon

    J’aimerais bien d’avoir une copie de votre livre “Great French Short Stories.”¬† J’habite aux etats unis et j’ai suivi votre site pour plusieurs ann√©es pr√©sentement. Ma m√®re est quebecoise et j’aime toujours d’entendre ses histoires du Qu√©bec.

  • Joel

    Joel and 
    Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: A Dual-Language Book. i would LOVE to have that book PLEASE S’il vous plait, por favor, per favore ūüôā

  • Hi Jennie!
    I would love to have your short stories book!

  • Emily

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway! I would love a short stories book! I live in Alaska, USA

  • Martinxo

    Hi Jennie

    I live in the UK and would love a copy of your Great French Short Stories dual-language book. ¬†I’ve found your site very helpful in my quest to speak French¬†reasonably. ¬†Cheers, Martin

  • frenchy_rhei

    I live in the US and I would be ever-grateful for a copy of Great French Stories. ¬†Your tweets are so informative and adventurous. French was my minor and now that I am a graduate, I’m trying everything I can to continue to build my vocabulary. Your book would be an awesome tool. Merci! ¬†Suivez-Moi¬†@Frenchy_Rhei:twitter¬†

  • Aileen Ruane

    I like both books, but as I’m in Qu√©bec right now, the short stories book would be excellent ūüôā ¬†Congratulations and great work!

  • Gipsie

    The short stories book sounds good to me. I would love to be reading it right now! I am in the United States.

  • Crystal Campbell

    I’d love to get a copy of the Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: A Dual-Language Book.¬† Thank you for this website.¬† I have gotten so many tips and information for improvement my French…merci beaucoup!¬† I am in the United States.

  • Dace

    Thank you for this giveaway! I recently started to study French (using your site as well, btw) so I would love to have a copy of French short stories book. I believe that would be fun to read! Aah, and I’m from Latvia. ūüôā

  • Lisa

    Would love Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century. I’m in the U.S. Congrats on your book!

  • I would want the¬†Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century. I’ve got a lot of French phrase books as it is. n_n I live in France.

  • I miss the previous release but perhaps I didn’t have your tweeter followed back then ūüôā Your book “Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: A Dual-Language Book” seems very interesting, presuming is in both English and French, languages which I am trying to master/learn. So, I hope I am lucky in this giveaway “contest”. Btw, I live in Bucharest, Romania. I wish you for this new year to become bestseller author:)
    A bientot.

  • Alicia

    Hi – please consider me for the dual-language book! I am from MA, USA. Un grand merci! ūüôā¬†

  • Gd2brivard

    What a great giveaway, merciful! I am from Detroit, Mi in US and interested in the Say it in French book.

  • Nadinegtc

    Congrats on the publication of two books!¬† It’s great to see how passionate you are about France and the language!¬† Thank you for always replying tothe French Assistantship forum and for keeping us up-to-date with your blog.¬† We all learn from your experience! I would love to enter the giveaway for Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: A Dual-Language Book.¬† I’m located in Connecticut, USA.¬†
    Best wishes for the New Year!
    Nadine Boudissa

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to have the dual language book. I’m from Singapore:)

  • Short Stories! France ūüôā

  • I would like the Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century, I live in the US

  • Annora

    Say it in French please!
    I’m a expat Canuck in the United Kingdom, constantly embarrassed by my poor French.

  • Daniel Murray

    I would love a copy of “Great French Short Stories…”! – ¬†A Struggling French Student in Canada. ¬†And thank you for all your great work on the blog.

  • Chele

    The French short stories book would be great!

    I’m in Ireland (studying french at the moment).

  • Kate

    Hi Jenny! I’d like a copy of the French Short Stories book! I’m really impressed by the books you have written!

  • Kate

    Oops, forgot to mention I am in France– in Limoges

  • Angela Davy

    I would like French stories, since I’m learning French. I am in USA. Thank you!!!

  • CTP

    I would love to win your Great French Short Stories dual-language book. ¬†I’m in Canada and I am currently learning French.

  • I would like the french short stories, I would like to learn french since I have some friends in franch. I am in Indonesia

  • Liuwenshan

    i   felt  surpirers  and  excite   that  i  can  free got  french   story  appedix   english  tran
    late   english  book.  so  i  cordinale   thank   to   you.this  book  will   encourage me
    to   study   french   lanmguage.

  • leighton

    i think, in order to become fully Australian Jennie, you must send me both of the books to melbourne. you gotta help a bro out Рdo the right thing.