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French Fridays: The Madeleine Project

This is a challenging review to write without giving away too much of the story, but I guess I can’t just say “This is an amazing, surprising and thoroughly addictive read – go buy it now”, can I? 😉 From the publisher: A young woman moves into a Paris apartment and discovers a storage room […]

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French Fridays: Faking and Making it in France

For today’s French Fridays post, a book about expat life in France with a difference.  Making it in France is the sequel to Karen Bates’ first book Faking it in France. Karen and her husband Terry (who hail from the UK) lived in Normandy for over a decade and these two books tell their tale. […]

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Summer Reads: The New Farm

Welcome to Summer Reads 2017 where I’ll be reviewing a series of “not just cookbooks” (this is actually the final post in this summer’s series 🙁 ) As soon as I read this blurb from the publisher, I couldn’t wait to read The New Farm. You know those books where the city folks move to […]

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French Fridays: A Paris Year

Ah… Paris. Sadly I haven’t managed a trip there in over a year but I’m doing my best to live vicariously though alternative guide books. “Alternative” guide books? Yep. As someone who knows the city very well, it’s rare that I’ll prepare for a visit by reading a traditional guide book but I am always […]

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Summer Reads: Give a Girl a Knife

Welcome to Summer Reads 2017 where I’ll be reviewing a series of “not just cookbooks”. This week’s Summer Reads pick is a “can’t-put-down-able” book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Amy Thielen’s evocative memoir brought me into some of New York’s finest restaurant kitchens but also to the peaceful life in an off-the-grid cabin in the woods […]

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Summer Reads: But you are in France, Madame

Welcome to Summer Reads 2017 where I’ll be reviewing a series of “not just cookbooks”. Catherine Berry and I have a lot in common. We’re both from Adelaide and both have an unwavering love of France, despite how maddeningly frustrating life there can sometimes be. I happened across Catherine over on Instagram at the beginning […]

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