Bon livre (Good Book)

A Bon Livre, or good book, takes you away from it all, introduces you to new places or cultures, makes you cry, makes you laugh out loud, or simply lets you enjoy. Time should be taken to read a good book now and then. We recommend a few in our Vive le Livre Book Club – about France, about wine, about animals, the three things nearest to our hearts. Do you have a good book you would like to recommend?

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 →

A review of Loaded for Guccifer2.0 written by Pumpjack of Pumpjack & Piddlewick

This is a book review of ‘Loaded for Guccifer2.0’, written by our very own Pumpjack. Reviewed by Piddlewick, so slightly biased (in that I hope you will purchase and read it), but very definitely honest in what I think of it. Generally our Vive le Livre book club has aRead More →

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

In my search for books on or based in France, I was curiously surprised to find a book by Alexander McCall Smith. He of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency fame. But the title intrigued me, The Second Worst Restaurant in France*. I have read some of McCall Smith’s detective agencyRead More →

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

I remember seeing Julia Child on TV as a young kid. My mother was enamoured of her, though I can’t remember very many French dishes making it to our dining table. But then, as children, my younger brother and I were probably not the best testing ground for such lovelyRead More →