‘Paris Chic & Trendy’ Book Review

You can learn big things from a little book. So, I’m discovering from the second book I’ve had the pleasure to review in The Little Bookroom publisher’s Paris series: Paris Chic & Trendy by Adrienne Ribes Tiphaine with photos by Sandrine Alouf. Paris Chic and Trendy is a guidebook to […]

Delving into Musee d’Orsay with Alexandra Bonfante-Warren’s book

After the Louvre Museum, the Musee d’Orsay, is perhaps one of Paris’s most popular museums with visitors. Representing French artists and sculptors’ works produced between 1848 to 1914, this unique collection includes many of the Impressionist masters such as Monet and Renoir, but also the Romantic and Realists, the Nabists, […]

Les Champs d’Honneur -Jean Rouaud

Some people are thrilled to spot movie stars. I like meeting writers – especially in difficult circumstances – like waiting in an excruciatingly long baggage check-in ‘service’ at the Moscow airport. Although I haven’t yet delved into Les Champs d’Honneur (which won a Goncourt prize in 1990, my first plan […]

Nicolas Sarkozy – in his own words: Testimony

In Nicolas Sarkozy’s book Testimony, he writes in clear and simple terms about the changes France needs to implement in order to secure its place as a world player. It’s no surprise that very little of this succinct plan mentions military issues because perhaps France’s greatest enemy is despair. Remembering […]