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David D. Bien, one of the foremost scholars of the ancien regime, passed away in September at the age of 85. His path breaking analysis of eighteenth- century French history elicited admiration from friends, colleagues, and students on both sides of the Atlantic. H-France Salon has a memoriam from Gail Bossenga.


In the latest Fiction and Film for French Historians, Alan Morris discusses Modiano's Occupation Trilogy, Martin O’Shaughnessy writes about Entre les murs, and Simon Kitson discusses the film version of Irène Némirovsky’s Suite française.