Tag Archives: France

An Officer And A Spy by Robert Harris

Based on the true life “Dreyfus Affair,” An Officer and a Spy is a historical fiction account of a man falsely convicted of treason in 1895 Paris.  In the aftermath of a defeat to the German army, France finds itself outraged … Continue reading

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The Caves of Perigord by Martin Walker

When the book opens, Lydia Dean, receives a rare walk-in client to the London auction house in which she works.  Major Phillip Manners presents a piece of rock with a painting of a bull on it, they both understand this … Continue reading

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Five Quarters Of The Orange by Joanne Harris

The author of Chocolat, Joanne Harris, presents a mesmerizing work of historical fiction with Five Quarters of the Orange.  Framboise Simon (nee Dartigen) returns to her home village in France to set up an eatery using her mother’s recipes.  The … Continue reading

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Napoleon: A Life by Paul Johnson

If you are looking for a concise biography on the great military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, Paul Johnson’s book fits the bill nicely.  From Napoleon’s early life in Corsica, his military training in France, and ultimately his rise to power, Johnson … Continue reading

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Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland

Susan Vreeland is an American author who incorporates her passion for art into her novels.  With Lisette’s List, we are transported to Provence during World War II, where Lisette and her husband arrive from Paris in order to care for … Continue reading

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A Case Of Curiosities by Allen Kurzwell

This is a book about a French inventor, Claude Page, who spends his youth with a former priest, a bookseller who sells pornography, engages in an affair with a married woman of Parisian society and is befriended by a carriage … Continue reading

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Chateau Of Secrets by Melanie Dobson

Chloe Sauver is the granddaughter of a woman who played a role in the French Resistance during World War II, and the secrets arising from her activities are about to come to light.  In Chateau of Secrets. Melanie Dobson weaves … Continue reading

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