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French country novels

French country novels celebrate rural life, which changed out of all recognition during the 20th century. Continue reading

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Maigret (actor Bruno Cremer) is dead

Bruno Cremer, the interpreter par excellence of Simenon’s Maigret on French TV, died today, reports A Writer’s Lot in France. Continue reading

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The top ten Maigret novels

  ‘What on earth has Georges Simenon’s Maigret got to do with living in southwest France?’ you might ask. And you’d be absolutely right. Very little, is the answer, at least on the face of it. However, I’ve often said … Continue reading

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French novels – 10 of the best, nos. 6-10

A selection of the top 10 French novels, by A writer’s lot in France. Continue reading

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French novels – 10 of the best, nos. 1 to 5

And now for something completely different.  A personal selection of the top 10 French novels, the ones I keep coming back to.  Numbers 1 to 5 are in this post.  For Numbers 6-10, click here. See also my post about French … Continue reading

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