Sunday, March 18, 2012

"French Ties"

    'French Ties' BOOK LAUNCH     After Years of painstaking work renovating an old Chateau in Normandy, Jane Webster has found her bearings, running The French Table over the summers and juggling family life across two countries year round.   Help us welcome Jane Webster and celebrate her gorgeous sequel to the bestselling 'At My French Table' with her new book 'French Ties' Join us for a special evening with light entertainment and a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival.   When: Wednesday 21st March Time: From 6:30 pm Where: Berkelouw Books 1044 High St. Armadale VIC. 3143 RSVP:

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Paris Wife

What I'm reading: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain It seems that the heady days of "the lost generation" is all in vogue! I purchased this book at Galignani Bookshop on rue de Rivoli, Paris. ... Just nights after I first saw the movie "Midnight in Paris". In this gorgeous story by Paula McLain, told from the perspective of Hadley Richardson ((Hemingways first wife) We are taken back to 1920's Paris to an era of poor artists and painters where Ernest and Hedleys lives are filled with trips to the horse races, writing holidays in Spain and skiing in Austria. They befriend the likes of Gertrude Stein and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald ... And the voices Paula McLain gives these characters are truly realistic. In this genre of biographical fiction we are given a true insiders view of the famous faces and places of the Paris Jazz era.