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Marie

Marie
  • Author(s): Madeleine Bourdouxhe
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

A sensual and joyful story of desire and independence in 1930s Paris. Set among the bustling train stations and narrow rues of 1930s Paris, where the threat of war already hangs in the air, Marie is a hypnotically powerful novel about...

Men Don’t Cry

Men Don’t Cry
  • Author(s): Faïza Guène, Sarah Ardizzone (Translator)
  • Location(s): Paris, Nice
  • Genre(s): Coming of Age, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Is it possible to make your own path in the world while upholding your family legacy? That’s the question at the heart of this tender and poignant coming-of-age story from the widely-acclaimed author of Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow. Born in...

Mrs Hemingway

Mrs Hemingway
  • Author(s): Naomi Wood
  • Location(s): Antibes, Cuba (Republic of), World
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s-1960s

In the dazzling summer of 1926, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley travel from their home in Paris to a villa in the south of France. They swim, play bridge and drink gin. But wherever they go they are...

Not Quite Nice

Not Quite Nice
  • Author(s): Celia Imrie
  • Location(s): Nice
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter’s obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice. Quite Nice With its...

Ordinary Joe

Ordinary Joe
  • Author(s): Jon Teckman
  • Location(s): California, Cannes, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A brilliant, fast-paced comedy about what happens when all of your dreams become true. What would you do if… …you were happily married …with two gorgeous children …and the most gorgeous film star in the world walked up to...

Perfume from Provence

Perfume from Provence
  • Author(s): Lady Fortescue
  • Location(s): Nice
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1930s

The original story of falling for France, Perfume from Provence was first published in 1935 and became a best-seller. Winifred Fortescue was an actress who rubbed shoulders with the likes of Jerome K. Jerome and George Bernard Shaw when...

Rendezvous in Cannes

Rendezvous in Cannes
  • Author(s): Jennifer Bohnet
  • Location(s): Cannes
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Behind the parties and the champagne at the glitzy, glamorous Cannes Film Festival, two very different women are starring in their own real-life dramas. Will Anna, newly in love with Leo, be able to reconcile her present-day happiness with...

Return to the Olive Farm

Return to the Olive Farm
  • Author(s): Carol Drinkwater
  • Location(s): Le Cannet
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

After sixteen months of travelling round the Mediterranean in search of the ancient secrets of the olive tree, Carol returns to her beloved olive farm in the south of France, to her husband Michel and his burgeoning family. However,...

Swimming Home

Swimming Home
  • Author(s): Deborah Levy
  • Location(s): Alpes-Maritimes, Nice
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

It is July, 1994 and Joe Jacobs, who is well known poet, his war reporter wife Isabel, and their 14 year old daughter are renting a holiday villa near Nice, accompanied by their friends Laura and Mitchell. Part into...

The Chocolate Rose

The Chocolate Rose
  • Author(s): Laura Florand
  • Location(s): Nice, Provence
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Her father’s worst enemy… Top chef Gabriel Delange never forgave his old nemesis Pierre Manon for all the other chef had cost him. One stolen rose… And he most certainly couldn’t stand the sight of his own most famous...

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