Vive le Livre Book Club

Our Vive le Livre (Long Live the Book) Book Club is a celebration of books, as we simply love to read and would like to share. Our Book Club offerings give a particular focus  on those topics dear to Pumpjack & Piddlewick’s hearts ~ France and/or the French, wine making and animal antics. We recommend books, old and new, classique and nouveau, all enjoyed by Pumpjack & Piddlewick. We will not be reviewing or offering books we didn’t enjoy and consequently can’t recommend to you. That is just a waste of time, in our book. However, as an online Club, we invite you to comment, agree, disagree, and recommend books you think we would like. We’re always open to new reads.

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Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

Always on the search for good books about France, I came across Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. It’s All in the Title Interestingly, in hindsight, the title gives some indication of what it is about, but also (importantly)the styleRead More →

Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

Whispering in French brings to mind words of love, like ‘je t’aime’, but this is not that book. This is a book about love, but rather love in its different forms. Love between family, friends, for a village, even between a cat and a hedgehog. It Took Awhile I initiallyRead More →

Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

Ever heard of Biodynamic? Most of us are aware of Organic. Biodynamic goes way beyond organic. It’s a whole culture in relation to wine. Biodynamic wine is grown and made following organic principles. Also lunar calenders, and a few other weird and wonderful ways that don’t really make sense. IRead More →

Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

It had to be. You move to France, you’re learning French and you get a cat, so it would be required for someone to give you a little book called French for Cats. Like I said, it had to be. After all, your cat has to learn to understand FrenchRead More →