The Crowded Grave – Martin Walker. This is the latest in the Bruno – Chief of Police series. Because Bruno loves good food, good wine, good company and the delights of the countryside of Southern France reading him is like having a great meal. The mystery is the very satisfying main course but there are lots of delightful accompaniments! Delightful crime!
Gourmet Pilgrim Spain. This beautiful book has it all. Wonderful food you can prepare easily at home, more complex dishes requiring some time and care plus fabulous photos of Spain’s various regions along with descriptions of their culinary specialties. And to top it off, the book comes in a re-usable tin!
Paris to the Past – Ina Caro. Ina and her husband based themselves in a Paris apartment and travelled by train within and out of Paris – but never more than a day trip. A thoroughly entertaining book full of facts and stories about French history; the personalities, buildings, arts, crafts and societies. An invaluable guide or perhaps a reminder of good times.