Tag Archives: France

Your Affectionate Childhood’s Friend

Henrietta’s War by Joyce Dennys is a wonderful collection of fictional letters written from an English woman named Henrietta to her friend Robert serving in the military during World War Two. Dennys was an artist, writer, doctor’s wife, and mother. … Continue reading

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The Art Thief by Noah Charney took me some time to grasp. On some levels, I enjoyed it. The story about three paintings which are stolen in three different countries has a good deal of art interpretation and is a … Continue reading

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J’accuse

The Spy:A Novel by Paulo Coelho is a short book based on the life of Mata Hari. Translated from the original Portuguese, it is an interesting story of a famous woman dancer who was executed as a spy in France … Continue reading

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Voracious Appetites

Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray is a novel which made me hungry. I say this because the premise of the story is that while hiding-out In the south of France prior to the second World War, Picasso has a … Continue reading

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Say What?

When in French: Love in a Second Language by Lauren Collins threw me for a loop.¬† I went into this book expecting a “hilarious” true story about the American author and her French husband. What I discovered was a book … Continue reading

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Ten Paces

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow was not what I expected. Lured by the hype of the popular Broadway play, I decided to take a gander at the book upon which it is based. As I read the book, I was … Continue reading

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Revenge

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova is a long, complicated novel. I say this because the beginning of the story focuses on a male artist living in the¬†present who is arrested after attempting to destroy a painting in The National … Continue reading

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