THE PARIS PRISON ‘LA SANTé’ … CLOSES …

  In our day and age with crime on the up and more and more prisons being constructed, a prison here in Paris has actually closed. It is La Santé – Maison d’arrêt de la Santé – last of Paris’s intra-muros jails. And along with Fresnes and Fleury-Mérogis one of Paris and its region largests. […]

MY BOOK ‘DIE IN PARIS’ NOW IN YAD VASHEM LIBRARY …

    My book DIE IN PARIS is now in the library of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. They described the book to me as constituting “an important contribution to our library”. I look on this as a great honour. Die in Paris is already in the research sector of Paris’s Shoah Memorial Museum. This too […]

TOWER OF SAINT JACQUES … TOUR SAINT-JACQUES …IN PARIS … OPEN FOR VISITS …

    If you are to visit Paris this summer you will see a high stone edifice in a small park in the very centre of the city. You will think there ought to be some more of it – it ought to be part of something – yet it will stand there all alone: […]

#TOUR-DE-FRANCE 2014 … DETAILS …

In a nutshell: The 2014 race consists of : 22 teams / 9 cyclists per team = 198 cyclists The teams are: Sky (English) AG2R-La Mondiale (French) FDJ (French) Cofidis (French) Bretagne-Séché (French) Europcar (French) Garmin (American) BMC (American) Trek (American) Movistar (Spanish) Katusha (Russian) Tinkoff (Russian) Astana (Kazakhstani) Belkin (Dutch) Cannondale (Italian) Lampre (Italian) […]

#Kalinka #Bamberski … A father revenges the rape and murder of his daughter …

In 2011 I wrote about the ‘#Kalinka #Bamberski Case’ for the US-based true-crime site, #crimemagazine.com. I start the article as follows: In the early hours of the morning little happens in the town of Mulhouse. Mulhouse, of slightly over 110,000 inhabitants, is geographically in eastern France, in the region of Alsace, but it is often […]

HéLèNE #PASTOR … WOJCIECH #JANOWSKI … #MONACO … A SENSATIONAL MURDER …

Hélène Pastor ? Wojciech Janowski ? Monaco? Who among us ‘9 to 5’ folk working to have food on our table have ever heard these names? Monaco, yes, we have all heard of Monaco: the 0.78 sq miles (2.02 sq km) tax-free paradise nestling between France and the Mediterranean. Yes indeed we have heard of […]

My books

-0- DIE IN PARIS – (True crime) – the story of Dr Marcel Petiot, WW 2 French serial killer. BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE – a novel set in Paris and the beautiful Normandy coast of France. BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE – THE COOKBOOK – recipes of the food the characters in the novel […]

FOR THE LOVE OF A POET … A READER’S REVIEW … LIKENED TO DR ZHIVAGO …

I am sure that with every profession there are days when one has thoughts of not continuing. Perhaps this happens more often to writers because writing is a lone and lonely thing to do. Today I have had a wonderful review for my newest novel – For the Love of a Poet. The kind of review that […]

#D-DAY … 70 YEARS ON … WERE THERE ANY GOOD #GERMAN SOLDIERS …?

There is no escaping the fact that in three days – on June 6 – here in France the world (I suppose I can say ‘world’?) will be commemorating D-Day of 1944 when the Allied nations landed on France’s Normandy coast and chased the Germans from French soil which signalled the beginning of the end […]

REMEMBERING #D-DAY 70 YEARS LATER … FORGETTING #HITLER’S EXTRAORDINARY GIFT TO FRANCE …

  It is impossible not to be aware that on Friday, June 6 this year (2014) we here in France, and Europe with us, will be commemorating the June 6, 1944 Allied landings on France’s Normandy coast. I will be writing more about D-Day 1944 in another piece, but today I want to speak of […]

FOR THE LOVE OF A POET … ANOTHER READER LOVES MY NOVEL … AND SAYS SO …

Compliment a baker and his wife on their bread and cake and their faces will tell you how much your words mean to them. Compliment a writer on what he or she has written and you will make their day. My novel ‘For the Love of a Poet’ has had another wonderful review on Amazon. […]

SUSAN KEEFE TOP AMAZON REVIEWER GIVES ‘FOR THE LOVE OF A POET’ 5 STARS …

The first review for my new novel ‘FOR THE LOVE OF A POET’ is on Amazon. Susan Keefe, one of Amazon’s top reviewers writes: Tanya Brodovskaya, had been infatuated with the poet Boris Petrovich Beretzkoy, for a long time, however, on that day, when he took her hands in his, their lives were about to […]

BUYING PROPERTY IN FRANCE? … MAKE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE … AT NO GREAT COST …

You have heard of the outrageous prices being asked for property in France? Yes, indeed, this is so, but the above house can be yours for €142,000. If you think in US$ it will be $194,000, and in UK£ it will be £115,000 – plus some dust. The property, a small holding  is close to […]

NEW NOVEL SET IN STALIN’S RUSSIA JUST PUBLISHED … IS PUTIN ANOTHER STALIN ? …

Above is the cover of my new novel – For the Love of a Poet – which is set in the Soviet Union of the 1930s when Josef Stalin was in charge. The novel’s narrator –Tanya – is a young copy editor on PRAVDA in Moscow when she meets a dissident poet – Beretzkoy – […]

BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE … – ANOTHER 5* REVIEW …

My ‘French’ novel – BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE – has received another wonderful review. The reviewers writes on amazon.uk : I loved this story, I really did. It is a bitter-sweet love story, told in bitter-sweet terms. The author has a natural understanding of people and human emotions, and the descriptions of mood, fear, […]

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MY NEW BOOK

MY NEW BOOK

- For the Love of a Poet - a novel set in the Soviet Union.

BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE

BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE

My new book - a novel:
Bella ... A French Life. Published as an e-book. Paperback in December.

DIE IN PARIS

 DIE IN PARIS

The horrific story of WW2 French serial killer Dr Marcel Petiot, France's most prolific killer.

Bella … A French Life – The Cookbook

Bella … A French Life – The Cookbook

Out now. Do you like good food? Well, why not try some of Bella's recipes?