You Tube Trailer of my book ‘Die in Paris’ …

Die in Paris is the story of WW2 French serial killer Dr Marcel Petiot … Do watch this You Tube trailer.   Tweet #MarilynZTomlins

CHRISTMAS 2017 IN PARIS …

Never seen Paris at Christmas? Oh then, should you have the good fortune – may the gods smile on you – and you will be able to visit Paris, then Yuletide is the time to be here in Paree. Paris is simply magnificent at Christmas! Expensive yes, but well … Not only are very many […]

PORN IN PARIS…  Last porn cinema closing …

The times they are a changen … Porn is no longer – in Paris at least – what it used to be and where it used to be. Once, and not so many years ago, the only place in Paris to find porn was in a porn cinema.  Today, though, porn being only a click […]

Lille … a delightful French town …. So too certainly at Christmas …

You’ve seen what there is to see in Paris and around Paris – Versailles, Fontainebleau, Chartres etc etc etc. So, what else is there to see? Where can you go without having to break open your piggy bank, because a day-trip is quite possible. The answer: the town of Lille. Lille with 226,827 inhabitations for […]

RADIO IN FRANCE …

Do you ever listen to the radio? Or, do you think listening to the radio is old hat, something your old Gran and Granddad do? Well, listening tothe radio is still  something done here in France. And not just on the iPhone or the tablet, but indeed on a radio set! Here are the 6 […]

Death of a pet in France … The French Way …

  Dying in France is an expensive undertaking. A funeral, be it for a cremation or burial, costs around €2500 ($2910 / £2200) to €4000 ($4655 / £3514). This does not include the cemeteries’ fees (yes, one needs to have a grave dug and filled up afterwards and these are paying services) but it does […]

Some Paris bistros and bars start charging by the hour …

When I came to live in Paris, I was astounded at how long people remained sitting in bistros and bars and cafés and restaurants after they’d drunk or eaten. I was then told that it was quite acceptable to sit ‘all day’ over, say a coffee or a glass of wine.  Students, I was told, […]

EIFFEL TOWER … WHEN ITS PHOTOS ARE FORBIDDEN …

  I have often taken photos of the flickering Eiffel Tower.  In fact, I have some very nice and publishable photos of the flickering Eiffel Tower! However, they will be for my eyes only. How come? It is forbidden to publish photographs of the Eiffel Tower taken when its lights were flickering. Is this some […]

What’s in a name … ?

  One thing we all have in common: not one of us has chosen our name. Names are chosen for us before we have even been born. Unless of course for one reason or another we call ourselves by another name later in life: we are on the run from justice for example, or we […]

The Monte-Cristo Château …Here Alexandre Dumas Père wrote …

I’ve always believed – or at least from the time I’ve started writing books – that environment is important for the words to flow. Having just visited the château where Alexandre Dumas (the elder of two Dumas writers) lived and wrote the books for which he is today known as one of France’s greatest writers, […]

Vincent van Gogh … Death of the Virgin … Is this painting a Van Gogh? …

  In 2010 Englishman Adrian Spong, expert art historian, collector and dealer was browsing through the items his local auctioneer had on display. A 19th century landscape watercolour caught his skilled eye. He learnt that the watercolour was part of a five-painting lot. Despite being interested only in the watercolour, he, all the same, began […]

President Macron … and his make-up …

Since ever Frenchmen have been considered dandies. They walked poodles and ate quiche. However, for the past few years Frenchman have been trying to appear manlier. Thus, now they rather walk Rottweilers and tuck into a hamburger and fries, eating with their hands. But, last week the French weekly news magazine Le Point revealed that […]

France remembering her WW2 dead … 73 years later …

    Each year in August Paris remembers those brave men and women who were slain in the 1944 fighting to liberate France from German Occupation. One sees all through the southern part of Paris plaques where a soldier or civilian had been slain by a German bullet or bomb, and each August the Paris […]

Diana … 20 years dead … and assassinated of course …

Ten years ago I planned to write a book about the death of Princess Diana.  I wrote a 55-page proposal for the book.  And what happened? The publishers, all of them in the U.K. informed me that they could not offer me publication because they could not protect me, and because of the book I […]

Debussy Museum … in Saint-Germain-en-Laye …

  At No. 38 Rue du Pain in the town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye is situated the town’s tourist office. It is a narrow, upright building, no different from any others on the long and narrow street. However, upstairs on the first floor is a two-room museum: the Debussy Museum. Entry to the museum is free which […]

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POUR L’AMOUR D’UN POÈTE

POUR L’AMOUR D’UN POÈTE

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