Sometimes life gets a bit hectic and you need a good book (un bon livre) to escape into a calm and delightful world. For just such a time we can recommend The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. It’s the sort of book that lets you disappear in to a tranquil setting and simply enjoy a taste of French life.
A Little Paris Bookshop on a Barge
This book follows the gentle excursion of a bookshop on a barge as the owner, Jean Perdu, releases the boat from its moorings and travels down the Seine, out of Paris and into the countryside. Throughout he encounters a host of wonderful characters that give him insight and courage to look at his own life. His lovely ability to prescribe books, like medicine, to his customers tosses in an additional layer of thought and observation.
Don’t Be Afraid to Try
Ultimately this is a book about a search for happiness, but told through a varied cast of many. And woven throughout is the understanding that if you don’t at least try, then happiness may stay just out of reach. Words to live by, and words we adhere to here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick. Maybe that’s why this book resonated and delighted me so much.
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Our Book Club Disclosure
At our Vive le Livre Book Club we only recommend books we have actually read and honestly liked. We are affiliated with Amazon so that if you would like to read a book that we recommend (whether on kindle or the real deal), we are able to provide a direct link for you to order it. If you do follow our link, and buy A Little Paris Bookshop (within 24 hours), we will get a small (and we do mean small, but every bit counts towards a chicken run) percentage. Using our links will not cost you anything – other than the cost of the actual book, if you buy it of course – but it will be appreciated by us, and our animals. And for that, you get a heart felt Merci! (Woof! Meow! Quack! Cluck!)
Our affiliation is currently with Amazon UK – no problem if you are buying for a kindle or similar, or would like the real deal and live in the UK. Postage for a book elsewhere would mean it is best to look for this read on your ‘local’ Amazon. We don’t gain anything, c’est la vie, but you get a lovely book to read. We are striving towards affiliating further afield, but it is alas not a very quick process.
We also offer a selection of vintage book finds, mostly English, some French in our Shop.
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