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

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 →

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 →