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English Bookstores in Paris

English Bookstores in Paris

Paris Insiders Guide has shared a helpful list of 7 English-language bookstores in Paris. Take a look at my write-up of Jeffrey Mercer's Time Was Soft There, his account of his adventures while staying and working at George Whitman’s Shakespeare & Co., #4 on the...

Half an Hour from Paris

Half an Hour from Paris

Annabel Simms has published a new book to help us discover some lesser known secrets just outside Paris, Half An Hour from Paris. Annabel has a good understanding of what visitors need in terms of the practical aids. She includes a map of the Paris region as well as...

A Visit to La Salle

A Visit to La Salle

Two years ago, I wrote about a wonderful book called A Gift from Brittany, by Marjorie Price.  It’s the true story of a young American (Marjorie)’s life in the Morbihan, in southern Brittany, in the early 1960s. This is back when modernity had not yet reached these...

Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York

Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York

These past couple of weeks I've been puppy sitting in Manhattan and this past weekend, I was in New York for Open House New York.    The Venetian Room I didn't actually realize it was a city-wide open house weekend; I had received an e-mail from the French consular...

Book Review: We’ll Always Have Paris

Book Review: We’ll Always Have Paris

We’ll Always Have Paris, by Jennifer Coburn, is the story of a mother's fear of dying young and her determination to travel through Europe with her daughter before it's too late. The mother-daughter pair make several trips to Europe between the daughter's eighth...

Love in Translation

Love in Translation

Thanks this week to my friend Linda for sharing with me this New Yorker article that I would like to now share with you. Sunrise this morning in Plougrescant, Côtes d'Armor, Brittany The author, Lauren Collins, offers some great insights into the relationship between...

Airline & Airport Magazines

Airline & Airport Magazines

Do you pick up those freebie magazines in the pocket of the seat in front of you when you're flying on a low cost airline? Or on the racks by your boarding gate at the airport? If not, you should. These magazines are not particularly high budget. But I've found that...

Book Review: A Gift from Brittany

Book Review: A Gift from Brittany

My first book of 2016 was A Gift from Brittany, by Marjorie Price. It's a true story, the account of the young American's own life in southern Brittany in the early 1960s, back when modernity had not yet reached these rural communities and when there were no other...

Forgotten: The Untold Story…

Forgotten: The Untold Story…

Linda Hervieux, a fellow American living in Paris, journalist and photographer, recently finished her impressive first book, Forgotten: The Untold Story of D Day's Black Heroes, at Home and At War. Not many first-time authors are told their work is "utterly...

Book Review: The Oysters of Locmariaquer

Book Review: The Oysters of Locmariaquer

In 1965, Eleanor Clark won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for her work, The Oysters of Locmariaquer, which paints a vivid picture of this small town and of its inhabitants whose lives revolve around the oyster cultivating industry. Please know that...

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