It seems I didn’t need to bring so many Vietnamese books back with me to the UK as I’ve found a decent collection in south London.
Initially I only looked in the languages section of the library where I found two Vietnamese-English dictionaries but no course books. Only later did I discover a shelf dedicated to ‘heritage languages’ containing around 40 books in Vietnamese.
Vietnamese resources available:
- 2 concise dictionaries.
- Around 40 novels, a book of short stories and a few non-fiction books (including a bilingual book about Hồ Chí Minh).
For literature and history fans
The British Library has a range of Vietnamese literature from several old manuscripts in Chữ Nôm to classic newspaper articles.
I’ll update this list of Vietnamese books and resources in London libraries as and when I find more.