Review of Minced, Marinated and Murdered by Noël Balen and Vanessa Barrot

29 Jan

What do you get when you have two authors, Noël Balen a writer and musician with over thirty mystery books to his name, and his corporate lawyer wife Vanessa Barrot who originates from a family of Parisian restaurant owners? The answer is: a great murder mystery story set in Lyon, the second largest city in […]

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Review of VAGABONDS in France by Michael A Barry

3 Sep

So, what would YOU do if you lost your house? Panic, desperately search for another one and then take anything you can get? Well, when this happened to Americans Michael and Lisa, they decided to take the glass half full approach. When their rental home was no longer available, they put their furniture into storage […]

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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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A Château for Sale by Carrie Parker

1 May

A Château for Sale by Carrie Parker: This really exciting romantic thriller is set between beautiful rural Kent and the majestic Château de St Geniès-Lafontaine in the south of France, and I found it compelling reading. The key characters are the gentle Kate, and her husband Alastair, who live in a lovely cottage in Kent which they have […]

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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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