Archive: October, 2010

Of Men and Gods … Des Hommes et Des Dieux …

This is the title of a French movie which has been seen by over 2.5 million people in France since its release on October 10 this year (2010).

Galleycat Ad …

GalleyCat Ad

Devils and Demons … this was not Halloween … it was for real …

It was five o’clock this Saturday (October 23) morning.

Will Brigitte Bardot do a Ronald Reagan to become President of France … ?

There were people who did not give Reagan a chance of becoming President of the USA, yet he did.

Monsters are hard to walk away from …

Here follows a screen adaptation proposal a scriptwriter has written for my book DIE IN PARIS.

Bouquiniste … some words one should not translate …

In my big, fat Harrap’s Anglais/Francais Francais/Anglais dictionary bouquiniste is translated as second-hand bookseller.

More about books … a real treasure this time …

I am a sucker for buying books at Paris’ bouquinists – those bottle-green metal stalls on the quays of the river Seine. One vendor has got to know me;

Die in Paris chosen …

Google has chosen Die in Paris

Books Books Books … and more books … et moi et moi et moi …

Today I am going to speak some more about my next book – Sitting on a Stick – which is currently with some UK-based literary agents and publishers.

Robbers with kind hearts … or were they just scared … ?

It was 9.30 in the morning but it was still quiet in the two-storey (UK English, folks!) house in the community of Valenton, southeast of Paris.

Parlez-vous …?

French is the language of the guillotine – its components have French names – but how is French faring as a language?

HIV … better to know …

France’s Minister of Health, Roselyne Bachelot, is proposing a scheme in which all those of us between 15 and 70 who live in France will be offered a free HIV test.

Monet … and Chopin’s left hand … and George Sand’s right hand and arm …

I’m going through a cultural period. The days are sunny and warm and I do not want to sit here in my office bashing my Advent laptop, so I am visiting museums.

Die in Paris doing well

My book, Die in Paris, is doing very well on And I am very pleased about this. Here it is

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