Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Books for Francophiles....

Here's a round-up of new books all about France, some brand new, some new in paperback. This time of year there are also all the new guidebooks and accommodation guides coming out, and I was pleased to see that so many of my favourite books about France are now available in Kindle editions, like Almost French and The Elusive Truffle. Although I haven't taken the plunge yet (I'm still an old-fashioned hold-the-book-in-the-hand kinda girl), it's great to see the choices available now for those that have gone over to the other side.

As usual, let me know if I've missed any good ones!

Paris Was Ours: Thirty-two Writers Reflect on the City of Light by Penelope Rowlands

French Leave: An Irishwoman's Adventures in Normandy by Liz Ryan

Our Man in Paris: A Foreign Correspondent, France and the French by John Lichfield

Cycling, Wine, and Men by Nancy Brook

The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious- and Perplexing- City by David Lebovitz


Keith Eckstein -A Taste of Garlic said...


Nice to see you back and blogging, Duchess!

Beginning to get worried there!

As someone who has gone over to the other side I've got to say that I love my Kindle (imaging having 2,000 books in your hand!) - and that's coming from someone who spent 6 years in the book trade and was an avid secondhand book collector before moving to France!

All the best


The Duchess said...

Hi Keith,
I know, I went awol there for a bit! Thanks for taking the time to come back!

I have actually held a Kindle in my hands and was not too horrified... But I orginally thought that there weren't that many titles available, I now know that there are, so who knows, I may be a convert yet!

Tammy said...

Hey, welcome back! I reviewed a book a while back, called Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton. It's a work of fiction about moving to France, and really quite charming. I think it'd be a good addition to your list...

The Duchess said...

Hi Tammy,
Thanks for that, haven't come across it yet but will check it out!

Gabrielle said...

Interesting... That's awesome you live in France

The Duchess said...

Thanks for stopping by, Gabrielle!

Lynn at Southern Fried French said...

Merci, Your Highness, found a couple of new reads here! Love your blog, and the nostalgic octopus too.

The Duchess said...

Thanks Lynn! Glad to be of use....:)