Uncorked by Paul Shore

29 May

Sometimes little twists of fate can evolve into tornadoes, changing us both as a person as well as our perspective on life… In his early thirties, Canadian Paul Shore’s technological work took him on a short business trip to the south of France. The experience rekindled his love for this amazing country. So, when the opportunity […]

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Amboise in the Loire Valley | Home of Leonardo da Vinci

19 Apr

Leonardo da Vinci: The Amboise Connection by Pamela Shields. The overriding comment I have to make about this book is ‘absolutely fascinating!’ Everyone has heard of Leonardo da Vinci, most famous perhaps for his paintings including the Mona Lisa which hangs in the Louvre in Paris. However Pamela Shields gives us so much more information […]

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But you are in France, Madame by Catherine Berry

7 Apr

What do you get when you take two parents who have three children and deep rooted wanderlust? The answer is a thoroughly entertaining book! You’ll find yourself travelling from Australia with Catherine, her husband, and three children to Annecy in the French Alps. Through their eyes you’ll discover how very different French life is from living in […]

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Review of French for Divorce by Carys M Evans

2 Apr

This is such an amusing story, not the content of course because after all infidelity is nothing to laugh about. However, whether you’ve been there or not, you won’t fail to be totally captivated by the antics of Catherine who is English, and Jacques who is French. Jacques poor man, is a trojan, never complaining, enduring […]

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Grand Bordeaux Châteaux: Inside the Fine Wine Estates of France Book Review

13 Feb

This grand, glossy and gorgeous book is the petite Bordeaux bible of finest wine estates by master of wines, Philippe Chaix. Discover a dozen exceptional Bordeaux wine estates, complete with tasting notes from a renowned wine critic. From Lafite Rothschild to Angélus to Cheval Blanc, Bordeaux produces the world’s finest wines. In this gift volume […]

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