Sometimes life gets a bit hectic and you need a good book 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.
Fancy a Read? You can preview an/or buy it here…
Our Book Club Disclosure
For our Vive le Livre Book Club we are affiliated* with Bookshop.Org. As great readers ourselves, we wanted to offer a way to purchase the books we recommend about France and the French (and wine). We specifically chose to affiliate with Bookshop because they support independent bookshops. They are currently supporting, and you can buy from, bookshops in the UK, USA and Spain.
For this and other books we recommend in our book club, simply click on your book of choice below to read more or purchase…
We also offer a small selection of vintage book finds, mostly English, some French in our own Shop.
*If you would like to read more about our Affiliates, visit our Nourishing Pumpjack & Piddlewick page.