Vive Le Livre Book Club

Read a Good Book This Weekend at Pumpjack & Piddlewick

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.

France, French, Wine Making… and animals

We’re giving it a particular focus ~ on France, the French and the odd wine making story. (Okay, and maybe a few animal antics just for fun). We’ll be recommending books, old and new, classique and nouveau, all read and enjoyed by Pumpjack & Piddlewick.

Read a Book this weekend with PumpjackPiddlewick Vive le Livre Book Club
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Read a book this weekend

We will be reviewing books we have read, past and present, as part of our Read a Book this Weekend. Whether it’s raining or sunny, hot or cold, nothing beats curling up with a good book. See all our reviews.

We will not be reviewing or offering books we didn’t enjoy and so can’t recommend to you. That’s just a waste of everyone’s 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.

Our Book Club Disclosure

For our Vive le Livre Book Club we are affiliated with Amazon UK. As great readers ourselves, and because we wanted to share the books we can recommend about France and the French (and wine), we thought, hey, why not link to Amazon (so often where we buy our kindle books) and whilst we are at it, make a few pennies (and we do mean few). So, if you would like to read a book that we recommend (whether on a kindle or the real deal), click on the direct link to order it. Using our links will not cost you anything – other than the cost of the actual book… if you buy it of course. And for that, you get a heart felt Merci! (Woof! Meow! Quack!)

Duck Season – a Book Review

For those familiar with Pumpjack & Piddlewick you know we have pet ducks. So when I spotted a book called ‘Duck Season’ set in France, I had to read it. And then of course review it for our Vive le Livre Book Club. First, a caveat. Yes, we love ourRead More →

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Parisian Charm School by Jamie Cat Callan – a Book Review

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 →

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Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris

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 →

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French Dirt by Richard Goodman – Book Review

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 →

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