Book Reviews: Paris Postcards by Guy Thomas Hibbert

Your eyes don’t deceive you: our fearless leader, France Today editor-in-chief Guy (Thomas) Hibbert, has gone and penned his very first short story collection,...

Berthe Morisot and Édouard Manet: Painters in Paris

Berthe Morisot, one of the great Impressionists, was also the muse of Édouard Manet. The two may even have been in love – at...

Book Reviews: Paris/ Ronis, Published by Flammarion

“How wonderful to have been looking in the right direction so often,” once gushed Willy Ronis. But France’s great humanist shutterbug did far more...

Book Reviews: The Bonjour Effect

This fascinating and well-researched book offers an invaluable insight into the rules, codes, eccentricities and etiquette of French conversation. All of the traditional guidelines that we adhere to in normal English...

Life in Les Halles: Emile Zola’s The Belly of Paris

A brilliant new translation of Zola's fascinating portrait of the market in Les Halles during its heyday.

Book Reviews: Luke Nguyen’s “France, A Gastronomic Adventure”

Our Australian readers will be aware of Luke Nguyen’s previous work on TV and in print, where he enjoyed highlighting the culinary marvels of Vietnam. But for this latest project, it’s...

Book Reviews: A Day with Marie-Antoinette

When it comes to extravagant adulation, today’s selfie-obsessed celebrities have nothing on Marie-Antoinette, the Austrian-born Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774, when she...

Brittany’s Booktown

"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away," wrote Emily Dickinson. When the reclusive 19th-century American poet wanted to navigate...

Anne-Sophie Pic: Queen of French Cuisine

Anne-Sophie Pic represents the most recent generation of one of France’s most prestigious cooking dynasties. Inheriting the knowledge and experience of four generations of exquisite French cookery, she has...

Book Reviews: A Cook’s Tour of France by Gabriel Gaté

A child of the Loire Valley, author Gabriel Gaté grew up learning culinary secrets from his grandmother and went on to be a renowned...