Book look: French & furniture

A renowned publishing house has released a new French vocabulary box. The Langenscheidt product features around 800 terms and 21 topics like nature, travelling, communication and social relationships. Working with the Vokabelbox is great fun thanks to its vast amount of information. The cards have a clear structure and feature all important information regarding the words, such as the correct pronunciation and example sentences. The “Langenscheidt Vokabelbox Französisch” is just one of many excellent language-learning publications by Langenscheidt. The publishing house recently also presented a French calendar for 2016 (Langenscheidt Sprachkalender 2016 Französisch) featuring grammar exercises, recipes and cultural information. Another current publication is “Muckefunk & Sendeschluss. Wörter außer Betrieb” by Nikolai Kinast. In the book, Kinast investigates the history of words which are rarely used nowadays. “Muckefunk & Sendeschluss” contains astonishing revelations regarding German in the 21st century.

Langenscheidt Vokabelbox Französisch
By the Langenscheidt team
Published by Langenscheidt (

From being one of Germany’s best journalists to working in a furniture store on the countryside – this is the incredible story of “Möbelhaus”, a non-fictional novel by Robert Kisch, which is a pseudonym. His new book reveals the reckless methods of company chiefs in the business as the pressure of great sale figures is increasing due to a rising number of competitors willing to reduce their prices throughout the year. The Droemer publication earned positive reviews and lots of attention by the press. German papers lauded the book as “important” since it shows a “lack of moral”. “Möbelhaus” discloses the various effects of the economic crisis and changes in our 21st century society.

Möbelhaus. Ein Tatsachenroman
By Robert Kisch
Published by Droemer (

::: The Austrian Culture Channel on Twitter: @accthomas

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