Interview with Author Stephen Clarke: Merde Just Got Real

Best known for the popular Merde series, as well as his non-fiction works on Anglo-French history, British-born author Stephen Clarke has sold more than...

In the Footsteps of Colette in France

A prolific writer, Colette had many homes and many loves during her life. Hazel Smith follows her from a childhood in Burgundy to her...

Book Review: Death and Croissants, by Ian Moore

Middle-aged Englishman Richard Ainsworth runs a B&B in the Loire Valley, where nothing much ever happens and if he’s honest, he rather likes it...

Book Review: A Betrayal of Heroes by David Ebsworth

David Ebsworth’s historical thriller is the third outing for newspaper man Jack Telford. It is set against the background of Free France through the...

Book Review: Vaux-le-Vicomte, A Private Invitation

With an introduction by Christian Lacroix, this stunning volume offers an exclusive look inside the château that inspired Louis XIV to create Versailles. Vaux-le-Vicomte’s...

Alec Lobrano: The American Food Writer Whose Palate Became French

Alec Lobrano talks to Patrice Bertrand about his favourite chefs, his love of cooking and why French cuisine is the best in the world......

France Reimagined: On The Road with Ernest Hemingway

War hero, womaniser, carouser… Ernest Hemingway was larger than life. Lanie Goodman unearths the man behind the legend on a journey through France You’ve got...

Have Armchair, Will Travel

For me, the greatest deprivation of the COVID era — and admittedly, there’s a lot of competition for that spot — is the loss...

A Cup of the Strong Stuff: Honoré de Balzac’s Coffee Habit

The prolific author’s 50-cup a day caffeine habit fuelled night-long writing jags It’s no wonder Honoré de Balzac was so prolific, publishing scores of novels...

Roc of Ages: The History of an Icon on the Riviera

Guy Hibbert reviews an exquisite new book celebrating 150 years of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. In 1865, Hippolyte de Villemessant, the publisher who made Le Figaro...