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
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!)
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 →
A lovely friend who knows my passion for scarves gifted me recently with a fun little book ‘The Art of the Scarf’. Big Ideas in Little Packages This handbag sized book is filled with ideas. Not only the ‘how to’ of tying a scarf in multiple orientations, but also otherRead More →
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 →
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 →