Category Archives: France

Meet the Author – Tessa Lunney

Kiki Button is here!  Meet the glamorous, witty and charming Kiki and her equally glamorous, witty and charming sidekick, Tessa! Tuesday 26th June 2018 6:30 for a 7:00pm start Bookings are essential. Cost: $12.50 per person – $10 for Brays … Continue reading

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Books and their films

A few years ago I wrote an article for The Independent Book Guide about the high percentage of films which are based on books. I was reminded of this when visiting The Dendy cinema last weekend and discovered that two … Continue reading

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Philip’s Favourite Books of 2011; Crime and Non-fiction

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 … Continue reading

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Paris to the Past and Woody Allen

Paris to the Past; Travelling Through French History by Train was the fourth book discussed with Robbie Buck. You will find a review of  it in an earlier blog. While on the subject of Paris, Sue and I went to … Continue reading

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Perfume: The story of a murderer

This is another of the books I mentioned when chatting with Robbie Buck the other night. First published in English in 1986 it is now available at $9.95 in the Popular Penguin series which all come with the original Penguin orange style … Continue reading

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The French Cat

This is a beautiful hardback book at only $29.95. The photos are by Rachael Mckenna and they are stunningly good. Anyone who likes either cats or France will absolutely love this book and you just know that I’m going to … Continue reading

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Robbie Buck and Philip on ABC 702

Tune in to ABC 702 next Tuesday night (8/11/2011) at about 8.30 pm when I’ll be talking with Robbie about books with a French theme. Robbie is always good value and the conversation is bound to go in an interesting … Continue reading

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Books we wouldn’t ‘normally’ read but are glad we did!

Perhaps we could dub this ‘the bookclub member’s syndrome’ or ‘the bookseller’s bonus’. It is when we start reading a book because we feel obliged to and then find ourselves immersed in a wonderful discovery. My recent ‘bookseller’s bonus’ is … Continue reading

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Paris To The Past: French history by train

I love this book. Ina Caro and her husband base themselves in a Paris apartment  and travel by train within and out of that great city. They visit and sometimes revisit Chartres, Reims, Versailles, Chantilly, Fountainbleu, Orleans and more – all day … Continue reading

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