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 →

You are going to a Desert Island, what do you have to take with you? | Pumpjack Piddlewick

Probably because we have moved a lot (it’s a wine making thing), I got to thinking what items are particularly special to me, items I know will go with us in a move, items I couldn’t, wouldn’t be without. You know that, ‘you are allowed X items, what would youRead More →

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

So you like to visit France. Maybe you are even thinking of buying a place here. Maybe you already have. And yet, maybe, though you love the country, you just don’t get ‘the French’. Like why don’t the French smile? Why, when driving, do they feel the need to driveRead More →

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

As a partner in wine, I am always on the lookout for lovely little reads about the fermented grape. This time we are in Tuscany for a little sun and plonk, (how many words can you think of for wine?) as we recommend Cooking with Frenet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson.Read More →