The Joys and Challenges of Running a Ski and Snowboard Lodge...

For six years, my niece and I ran a ski and snowboard lodge in the French Alps, while my teenage daughter attended the village...

Exclusive Excerpt: “Chanel, The Enigma” by Isabelle Fiemeyer

Chanel burst into fashion the way you burst into literature. She began with a stroke of genius, at Étienne Balsan’s estate in Lacroix-Saint-Ouen, when she abruptly took up the...

Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun...

“He moved the setting of his new novel to Paris. ‘To understand what happened in Pamplona, you must understand the Quarter in Paris, ...

My Life in Paris: Channelling Victor Hugo

With my eyebrows on fleek, I’ve been on the hunt for the fantastical. Suited with waterproof shoes, a parapluie, and sponge-like senses, I’ve been striving to capture the heady,...

Book Reviews: The Eskimo Solution by Pascal Garnier

The term ‘Eskimo Solution’ refers to the practice among the indigenous peoples of the north of committing geronticide (though this was rare and only done in times when...

Book Reviews: Chanel, The Enigma

This is a really unusual book. As its preface explains, there have been many, many treatises written about Coco Chanel, her upbringing, her inspirations, her...

Book Reviews: C’est Bon by Trish Deseine

This recipe book has a simple purpose: to provide “delicious, simple and easy-to-prepare meals”. And a quick glance through its pages bears that out: each double-page spread features a sumptuous photograph,...

Comic Timing in Angoulême: Le Festival International de la Bande Dessinée

Billions of blue blistering barnacles! There’s a lady dressed up as Tintin. Sporting a mousy quiff, she’s wearing plus fours, white socks and a light blue jumper. Where’s...

Interview with Food Stylist Béatrice Peltre

Béatrice Peltre is a food stylist, photographer and author of the award-winning food blog La Tartine Gourmande. In her latest book, My French Family Table, Béatrice presents the kind...

Book Reviews: The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbary

Muriel Barbary has built up a warm following, as a writer of lyrical, mystical and- crucially- witty novels, with her 2006 hit The Elegance...