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) theRead More →

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

Joanne Harris is famous for her book Chocolat, but my personal favourite is Blackberry Wine*. Not really surprising, as the overall concept is about wine but also I adore that it is narrated by a bottle of wine. That unusual aspect in itself made me wish to read this book.Read More →

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

I read ‘French Dirt – The story of a garden in the south of France‘*, by Richard Goodman, in the month of August. The same time as the culmination of the story. Sitting in my French garden, hence the inspiration to read, I enjoyed the stories surrounding the inhabitants ofRead 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 →