PRINCESS DIANA … 18 YEARS AGO SHE DIED …

On this day last year (2014) I wrote about Princess Diana’s death in Paris on the night of 30/31 August 1997. Do read here what I wrote. This tragic story has not changed since last year, but I will add the following from the proposal for the book – Scenario of a Death – I […]

FRANCE … TOP TOURIST DESTINATION YET AGAIN IN 2015 …

The saying goes that there is no place like home. But hey, when it comes to tourism, there is no place like France. Judging by airport and rail station arrivals and hotel occupancy for the first six months of this year France will yet again be the country which had received more tourists in 2015 […]

The River Oise … the town of Auvers … and forever remembering Van Gogh …

I wrote an article about Vincent van Gogh’s last days, death and burial on the following two sites. You can read it there for free. Here and here  This is how I start the article: AND QUIET FLOWS THE OISE By Marilyn Z. Tomlins No river has attracted artists quite like France’s Oise. For 302 […]

THE N WORD AND THE FRENCH …

President Obama recently landed in hot water because he had used the N word. Ah-ha! Immediately I recalled the use of the word here in France: Nègre. My first recollection was of the delicious cake once sold by bakers and called a tête de nègre. The Head of a Negro. Oh, how many of those […]

MY TRUE CRIME ‘DIE IN PARIS’ ABOUT DR PETIOT … CHAPTER 1 & 2 FOR FREE …

  The French Dr Marcel Petiot was a most vicious serial killer. He was guillotined in Paris for the slaughter of 26 innocents, but judging by the amount of human remains found in his Paris townhouse police and pathologists thought that he had killed many more. The police chief put the number at 200 but […]

AUVERS-SUR-OISE … WHERE THE SPIRIT OF VINCENT VAN GOGH CONTINUES TO LIVE …

I will start by saying that visiting Auvers-sur-Oise is a most emotive experience. I have been to the town several times and returned on July 30 this year (2015) the day on which Vincent van Gogh was buried in 1890 – 125 years ago. He had died two days previously, on July 29 1890, having […]

CHAPTER 5 OF MY NOVEL ‘BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE’ FOR FREE …

You can now read Chapter 5 of my novel ‘BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE’ for free. This is the last of the chapters I am allowing you to read for free. You can download the novel on any amazon site. Or you could order the paperback on any amazon site. You can read Chapter 5 […]

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

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DIE IN PARIS

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Bella … A French Life – The Cookbook

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