THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE OF MORET-SUR-LOING … CHARMING …

Is that not a lovely name – Moret-sur-Loing, in English Moret on the Loing. When a town is on a river, the French tell one so. The Loing is 142 km (88 miles) long. It is a tributary of the River Seine, but I’ve admitted this reluctantly because it is like saying “why bother if […]

IS POET YEATS REALLY BURIED IN COUNTY SLIGO, IRELAND …?

From the time in 1948 of the repatriation of the remains of W.B.Yeats  from France for reburial in County Sligo, Ireland, there has been doubt over whether the human remains the French had handed over as those of the poet, were really his. I wrote about this controversy on the two sites, English Informer in […]

CHAPTER 4 OF MY NOVEL ‘BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE’ FOR FREE …

You can now read Chapter 4 of my novel BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE for free. You can of course also read the previous three chapters for free. You can read Chapter 4 here and here. The sites are EnglishInformerintheUk and EnglishInformerinFrance. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 can also be read on these two sites. […]

Bella a French Life – The Cookbook – another free recipe for you …

  Here is another recipe for you from my cookbook ‘Bella … A French Life – The Cookbook’ It is for preparing snails – yes, snails those little slimy things that appear in your garden after it has rained. I’ll let you in on a secret: they are delicious. And the dishes posh name escargots […]

Chapter 3 of my novel ‘Bella … A French Life’ for free …

You can now also read Chapter 3 of my novel – Bella … A French Life for free. You can do so on either of the two sites below: here  and here If you like what you have so far read, you can order the novel from all the amazon sites. Enjoy!   Tweet #MarilynZTomlins

Bella … a French Life – The Cookbook … a free recipe for you

So hungry did readers of my novel ‘Bella … a French Life’ become because of all the eating which was going on in the novel that by popular demand I wrote up the recipes. You can read one of the recipes from the cookbook on two sites. These are:   (1) here (2) here Enjoy! […]

Chapter 2 of my novel ‘Bella … a French Life’ for free …

You can read the 2nd chapter of my novel ‘Bella … A French Life’ for free on the following two sites: here  or here The novel is set in Paris and in Normandy close to Mont (Mount) Saint-Michel             Tweet #MarilynZTomlins

Chapter 1 of my novel ‘Bella … a French Life’ for free …

You can read the first chapter of my novel ‘ Bella … a French Life’ for free on two websites.   These are:  EnglishInformerinFrance here and EnglishInformerintheuk here.   Tweet #MarilynZTomlins

TOUR DE France 2015 … A MOVEABLE FESTIVAL …

Summer in France will not be summer if this was not the season of the Tour de France cycling race. The 2015 edition – the 102nd – starts tomorrow (Saturday, July 4) and we here in France have been looking forward to it since July last year when the 2014 edition ended on Paris’ Avenue des Champs-Élysées. […]

The shooting of Saad Al-Hilli on the road outside Chevaline …

In September 2012 the Iraqi-born British Saad Al-Hilli, his wife and his mother-in-law were fatally gunned down on a forest road near to the Upper Savoy town of Chevaline. Also fatally gunned down as a French cyclist, Sylvain Mollier. Almost three year since the murders the killer is still at large. He, she or they […]

An interview with Marilyn Z.Tomlins …

The two very popular websites English Informer in France and English Informer in the U.K. are running interviews with me. I speak about my writing, why I write and what I write and about me too a little. Over the next week the two sites will run free extracts of my books. You can read […]

Paris’s Albert Kahn Garden … Haven of greenery and peace …

A few stops from the Eiffel Tower on Paris’s No. 10 Métro Line and a stone’s throw from the River Seine on a nondescript narrow street, is to be found the Albert Kahn Garden. The street is Rue du Port and this area of Paris is Boulogne-Billancourt, chic, bourgeois and expensive. Standing outside a one-story […]

DRIVING IN France … WHAT’S FORBIDDEN …

  Perhaps you will be driving in France this summer? If so, know that France’s Ministry of the Interior, determined to cut down our road deaths, has implemented several new regulations for those behind the wheel. Here is a list under Art R. 412-6 of the French Penal Code of what someone driving is not […]

The Lazy Cook … A ‘Roast Beef’ teaches French Gourmet Cooks a thing …and two …

Roast Beef – un rosbif – is what the French call Brits, like the latter call the French ‘Frogs’. One Roast beef – Suzie Kelly – has written a most delightful cookbook most delightfully: The Lazy Cook. The Lazy Cook, 132 pages, is published today, Monday, June 22, in electronic version at £2.99 by Blackbird […]

BATTLE OF WATERLOO … 200 years ago … NAPOLEON … HIS VISION FOR EUROPE …

All this week, the 200th anniversary of the Sunday, June 18, 1815, Battle of Waterloo, is being commemorated. Of course the battle meant the end of Napoleon because the coalition of the British Imperial Army under the command of the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian Army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher had […]

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Bella … A French Life – The Cookbook

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