Book Reviews And Interviews

Only in Paris a brilliant guide book by Duncan JD Smith

Written by on January 24, 2017 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Only in Paris a brilliant guide book by Duncan JD Smith

If you love Paris and fascinating facts about the world’s most popular city – you’ll love this book, it’s not a guide book like all the others. It’s not like your average guide book with details you can find anywhere on line for free – this book is written by someone who has walked its […]

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The Paris Effect by K S R Burns

Written by on January 20, 2017 in Book Reviews And Interviews
The Paris Effect by K S R Burns

The Paris Effect: What a story, it will make you smile and it will make you sad, plus every emotion in-between! The main character is Amy from Arizona USA. She has had a lot to contend with, for a start she’s struggling to come to terms with the sad death of her long-time friend and […]

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Itinéraire en Provence : Haut-Var, Verdon, Ubaye by Susan Knapp

Written by on December 20, 2016 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Itinéraire en Provence : Haut-Var, Verdon, Ubaye by Susan Knapp

Beautiful things are lovely to own, and this little book is certainly a gem. The author originally trained as a fashion and textile designer in the UK. 25 years ago she decided move to the Haut-Var region of France and to work freelance. In this wonderful country of opportunity she expanded her talents as many […]

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The History of Modern France by Jonathan Fenby

Written by on November 23, 2016 in Book Reviews And Interviews
The History of Modern France by Jonathan Fenby

Jonathan Fenby provides an expert and riveting journey through he history of France from  First Revolution through two others, a return of Empire, catastrophic wars and period of stability and hope. “The definitive guide to understanding France”. With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries […]

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On trying to become a French Paysan by Garry Holding

Written by on November 23, 2016 in Book Reviews And Interviews
On trying to become a French Paysan by Garry Holding

Review of: On Trying to become a French Paysan: Find out what living in France is really like, by Garry Holding. As an expat living in France for over ten years, I have to say this book is really excellent. Before moving here, and indeed since, I have enjoyed devouring every book I can find, […]

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Dining Out In Paris by Tom Reeves

Written by on November 11, 2016 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Dining Out In Paris by Tom Reeves

Tom Reeves is an American who has lived in Paris for some 24 years, during which time he has studied its culture, history and especially its cuisine. He’s pounded the streets, visiting museums and lots of restaurants. He’s observed and tasted his way from one end of the city to the other. Combine this with […]

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Review of The Paris Librarian by Mark Pryor

Written by on October 13, 2016 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Review of The Paris Librarian by Mark Pryor

The Paris Librarian is a rollicking good read – mystery, dead ends, murder, drama and a little romance too. Mark Pryor’s series of Hugo Marston stories makes for seriously good reading and this book can be read as a stand-alone or continuation. The Paris Librarian The witty, likeable and slightly dark hero, Hugo Marston, is […]

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Review of Little Noelle’s Christmas Wish

Written by on October 9, 2016 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Review of Little Noelle’s Christmas Wish

The story of a little girl born on Christmas Day who lives in Paris, this charming book for children is full of lovely drawings and weaves an enchanting tale. The book is in English with a sprinkling of festive French words, just enough to add a soupcon of French flair to the tale. Little Noelle’s Christmas […]

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Bon Moments by artist Perry Taylor

Written by on September 29, 2016 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Bon Moments by artist Perry Taylor

I’ve long been a fan of artist Perry Taylor’s gorgeous Indian ink drawings of rustic France, the France I know and love for its authenticity and warm welcome… and chickens! Perry lives and works in south west France with his lovely wife Caroline and his muses – a bunch of feisty birds and not your […]

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Review of Beginning French by Les Américains

Written by on September 9, 2016 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Review of Beginning French by Les Américains

Les Américains, Marty and Eileen, throw open the doors (and blue shutters) of their ancient stone farmhouse in rural France and welcome the reader of Beginning French by Les Américains with open arms. This couple are in love… with each other, with life and most passionately with all things French – the literature, wine, food, customs […]

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