SPORTING EVENTS IN PARIS FOR THIS SUMMER 2016 …

On Monday 16 May – five days from the day I am writing these words – the first of three major sporting events which Paris will host this summer is to start. This is the French Tennis Open Championship: what we call here in France ‘Roland Garros’ because the court where the matches will be […]

SCEAUX … SO GOOD FOR AN OUTING FROM PARIS …

Just 9 kilometres (6 miles) from central Paris is the Domaine of Sceaux, pronounced So  – the Park of Sceaux with its castle (chateau). It is an excellent place for a day’s outing. I wrote about it on the site – English Informer in France – and I am sure that reading my article you […]

RUTH ELLIS … THE LAST WOMAN TO HANG IN BRITAIN …

  There is no sweet story to write about the childhood of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to hang in Britain. Even the reminiscences of her sister, Muriel Jakubait, in her 2005 book, Ruth Ellis: My Sister’s Secret Life, could not pretend that the first years of the life of her little sister, six years her […]

Miracles are happening in Paris …

This nun – Saint Catherine Laboure – died 140 years ago this year (2016) but her body is perfectly preserved. I wrote an article about her and her miraculous medal and her chapel in Paris which you can read here or here Are you in need of a miracle? Then do read.       […]

PAYING FOR SEX NOW ILLEGAL IN FRANCE … SO BEWARE …!

This is when the French say Oh la la! Yesterday, the French parliament voted a new law which makes ‘buying the sexual act’ illegal! Nice way of putting it, don’t you think? The French have always had a very liberal view of prostitution. I mean the French capital has its Pigalle – or as the […]

JESUS’S MOTHER SMASHED …

Today is Good Friday. This day is a bank (public) holiday in many Christian countries . This is the day, as legend or history has it, that the young man named Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. There are different explanations now of why he was crucified and by whom. Was it because he had called […]

The Villa Savoye … in Poissy … a Le Corbusier marvel …

  Are you an architect? If so, visiting the Villa Savoye is for you. Its architect – Le Corbusier, real name Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris – designed the villa in 1931 for a couple named Savoye. That was 85 years ago and the house’s design was revolutionary. The house is in the town of Poissy, 23.8 kms […]

CHATEAU DE MAISONS …. IN MAISONS-LAFFITTE … OUTSIDE PARIS …

CHATEAU DE MAISONS …. IN MAISONS-LAFITTE … OUTSIDE PARIS …   North-east of Paris – to be exact at a distance of 21.5 kms (13 and a half miles) – is the town of Maisons-Lafitte. And in Maisons-Lafitte is the Château de Maisons. One gets to the town – and the château – on the […]

PRINCESS DIANA … HER DEATH … HER ASSASSINATION … A BOOK …

    SCENARIO OF A DEATH    Laymen are unaware that, when at 4.25 p.m. on April 7, 2008, nine out of the eleven jurors at the Scott Baker inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, into the August 31 1997 deaths of Princess Diana and Mr. Dodi Al Fayed, pronounced their verdict […]

POUR L’AMOUR D’UN POÈTE …Vient de paraître … par la romancière Marilyn Z.Tomlins …

  Mon roman FOR THE LOVE OF A POET publié à Londres en 2014 avec un grand succès par Raven Crest Books a été publié en français sous le titre :  POUR L’AMOUR D’UN POÈTE traduit par Hélène Crozier. POUR L’AMOUR D’UN POÈTE est une saga russe embrassant la période entre 1930 et 1938 sous le […]

First Chapter of DIE IN PARIS to read here for free …

  Part One : Horror Chapter One Saturday, March 11, 1944 In the early evening of Saturday, March 11, 1944, the telephone rang on the desk of the duty officer at the Porte Maillot station house. Until then, Rue le Sueur in Paris’s elegant sixteenth arrondissement had made it into the news just once. It […]

Shopping malls … a big thing in Paris …

Once – forty years ago – a shop where one could help oneself (self-service) was difficult to find in Paris. Indeed in France. Today, though, one will have a problem finding a shop where a kindly couple will welcome one at the door asking what they could show one. Today, here in France, the self-service rules, […]

Christmas in Paris …

You’re going to be in Paris this Christmas, but you are a little frightened? We, who live here in Paris, are too, but you can still have a great time in our beautiful city. Here are a few places you could visit when you’ve done the Louvre, Versailles and so on. On the website English […]

PARIS … WHEN TERRORIZED …

Australians!! If you order books on amazon.com.au they are running a best-seller special on my true-crime Die in Paris which began on Nov 27 and runs through to Nov 29. You can download the book for $1.   The book is No 1 in the Kindle Store for the two sectors ‘Criminals’ and ‘Murder & […]

FOR THE LOVE OF A POET …

  My novel For the Love of a Poet has been translated to French and is to be published very soon now by Raven Crest Books of the U.K. The title translates as Pour l’Amour d’un Poète. Above is the cover. The novel has been translated by Hélène Crozier and she has done it magnificently. For the […]

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POUR L’AMOUR D’UN POÈTE

POUR L’AMOUR D’UN POÈTE

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