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Montpellier a Pied
Montpellier a Pied
by FFRP
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but wait for new edition, 19 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Montpellier a Pied (Paperback)
Had this in the boot of the car with the old maps and logis booklets. So we got out the 2006 edition on last trip to Montpellier. Fine for the core area, but so much has changed in the past 5 years, walks and landscapes are now very different - so I'd suggest you wait for the new edition.


Librio: Les Couleurs Vagues
Librio: Les Couleurs Vagues
by Georges Brassens
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £2.60

4.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 14 Feb. 2011
Just come back from another week in the Languedoc and this was a brilliant extra passenger in the car. We read the poems on Brassens home turf. Like Wordsworth in the Lakes and Elvis and Graceland.


Royal Flush (Royal Spyness Mysteries)
Royal Flush (Royal Spyness Mysteries)
by Rhys Bowen
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cosy old fashioned treat, 8 Jan. 2011
Found this next to the bed in a holiday rental house in France the other week and was delighted. I am a sucker for the old fashioned cosy who-dunnits without too much blood and where the violence is safe. So this reads like a classic from the era, but is in fact a modern take on the period (with extra stuff that works in hindsight) so the villain is Mrs Simpson, the Mutt is the Prince of Wales, the Client is Queen Mary and the central character is the reluctant virgin daughter of an earl who moonlights as a maid to make ends meet. Gentle fun and I shall be trawling Amazon for the rest of the series.


Loire Valley (Drive Around) (Drive Around)
Loire Valley (Drive Around) (Drive Around)
by Andrew Sanger
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 5 Jan. 2011
Never mind the sat nav which always sends us off down dirt tracks then gets huffy, this is a good map/guide for exploring chateau country. We took it with us last summer and found some detours we would not have know about otherwise. And they were intentional.


Hold Ye Front Page: Hold Ye Front Page - 2000 Years of History on the Front Page of "The Sun"
Hold Ye Front Page: Hold Ye Front Page - 2000 Years of History on the Front Page of "The Sun"
by Neil Roberts
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars giggle and nostalgia, 5 Jan. 2011
All the fun and nostalgia is not for the events featured in these mock up tabloids, but for the days when UK red tops were clean funny and not vindictive and x-factor obsessed. A coffee table giggle and a good tool for teaching history.


Narrow Dog To Carcassonne
Narrow Dog To Carcassonne
by Terry Darlington
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 1 Jan. 2010
Hooray, a grown up "flit-lit" book at last. I had put off reading this book although so many guests visiting me in France had urged me to pick it up. Too many "post-Peter-Mayle" Languedoc, Provence and Burgundy uprooting sagas have left me cold that I could not be bothered working through another. Luckilly, I had a cold in the run up to Christmas and this book was by the bedside and a last resort before the new stock of presents arrived. So well written, witty, literary and literate. A joyful celebration of life, the "troisieme age" and fortunately very politically incorrect. Read it as "Swallows and Amazons" for grown ups.


The First Rumpole Omnibus
The First Rumpole Omnibus
by John Mortimer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A modern classic, 1 Jan. 2010
There are two voices in your head when you read this collection of lovely short stories. I received the omnibus Christmas gift from my brother and have to say that dipping in and out of the stories I hear the unmistakeable tones of John Mortimer and the actor Leo McKern. Light, lovely and as perfect a long bank holiday treat as a great big tin of Quality Street.


An Expert in Murder (Josephine Tey)
An Expert in Murder (Josephine Tey)
by Nicola Upson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic shaken not stirred, 5 Nov. 2009
I read the Josephine Tey stories many years ago. Obviously The Daughter of Time was my introduction to the author, but soon the Grant mysteries were devoured. I was intrigued to find a new writer adopting Miss Tey as protaganist in a new series of adventures. Happily, the period feel of the originals is not compromised.


The Affair of the Mutilated Mink (Burford Family Mysteries 2)
The Affair of the Mutilated Mink (Burford Family Mysteries 2)
by James Anderson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another perfect parody, 5 Nov. 2009
This is the missing link between two other James Anderson spoof Christie Country House Mysteries that I had previously read at a friend's home. Just as good as the Egg Cosy and Cufflink books. It is an affectionate tribute to a much loved genre with the nice twist of having the same suspects as in the other titles.


The Act of Roger Murgatroyd (Evadne Mount Trilogy)
The Act of Roger Murgatroyd (Evadne Mount Trilogy)
by Gilbert Adair
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More than a parody, 1 Sept. 2009
I was given this book because of my love of puns and a fondness for golden age crime novels. It certainly satisfies on both of these levels. But do not dismiss this as merely a witty and affectionate parody. Amongst the hilarious character sketches and spoof potboilers that fill the pages is some insightful and gentle thoughtful prose that would not disgrace any good work of fiction. Very well written and recomended with full enthusiasm from this reader. I love puns and good character studies and this belongs on my favouriAffair of the Thirty Nine Cufflinks, The (Burford Family Mysteries 3)The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy (Burford Family Mysteries 1)tes shelf. Garson Lazarre's Paris Confidential


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