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GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 3 copies of A Chateau Under Siege – DORDOGNE

4th June 2023

We are delighted to be able to offer 3 copies of A Chateau Under Siege by Martin Walker, set in the Dordogne.


A Chateau Under Siege

No. 16 in the Dordogne Mystery series.

France’s favourite country cop, Bruno, faces a dangerous threat to the town he polices and the people he protects. Loved by millions, the Dordogne Mysteries are the perfect combination of mystery and escapism.

The event of the Périgord tourist season is to be the re-enactment of the liberation of the historic town of Sarlat from the English in 1370. But it all goes wrong when the man playing the part of the French general is almost killed in the heat of the action.

The immediate question for chief of police Bruno Courrèges is was this an accident – or deliberate? The stakes rise when Bruno learns that the man, Kerquelin, was running Frenchelon, the secret French electronic intelligence base nearby, after being recruited from a brilliant Silicon Valley career. His old Silicon Valley colleagues have been invited to stay at the luxurious local chateau of Rouffillac as his guests to enjoy the Sarlat show.

As he investigates, Bruno discovers that Kerquelin’s wound was faked, that he is alive and well and secretly negotiating a massive deal to build a semi-conductor industry in France. But then a whole new and dangerous player emerges, determined to nip the deal in the bud.


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  1. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 20/06/2023 at 5:16 pm




  2. User: Victoria Bazley

    Posted on: 17/06/2023 at 9:36 pm

    Toujours La France! by Janine Marsh


  3. User: Natalia

    Posted on: 17/06/2023 at 6:01 pm

    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


  4. User: julia Linsley

    Posted on: 17/06/2023 at 3:12 pm

    My top 3 would be :

    Chocolat by Joanne Harris

    The French Gardener
    by Santa Montefiore

    A Year at the French Farmhouse: Escape to France
    by Gillian Harvey


  5. User: SKnightley

    Posted on: 17/06/2023 at 10:23 am

    All The Light We Cannot See is a brilliantly well written book set in France during the war. Definitely transports you right there.


  6. User: Cornelia Ridler

    Posted on: 17/06/2023 at 4:22 am

    The Citadel – Kate Mosse


  7. User: Patricia Barrett

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 10:15 pm

    Perestroika In Paris By Jane Smiley


  8. User: Claire Hamilton

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 10:07 pm

    The Sweetness Of Forgetting from Kristin Harmel


  9. User: Adrian Bold

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 10:05 pm

    Paris Is Always A Good Idea By Jenn McKinlay


  10. User: Karen R

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 6:17 pm

    The Book Thief


  11. User: Sheri

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 5:37 pm

    Has to be Paris Echo, Sebastian Faulks is a wonderful writes


  12. User: Priscilla Stubbs

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 3:39 pm

    A Year in Provence


  13. User: Rosiej

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 3:07 pm

    I have just read Daughters of War by Dinah Jefferies and it transported me to Wartime France brilliant read


  14. User: Patricia Avery

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 11:19 am

    Recently enthralled (and horrified) by Daisy Wood’s – The Forgotten Bookshop in Paris. Also loved A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore. Both authors bring Paris in wartime to life with great skill. Not a fan of 21st Century Paris when I visited it but loved my many holidays in the Dordogne and southern Brittany.


  15. User: Graham Atkin

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 10:56 am

    The Da Vinci Code


  16. User: David Paterson

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 10:23 am

    A Year in Provence


  17. User: Brendan Gavan

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 10:18 am

    the count of monte cristo


  18. User: Penelope Senior

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 8:42 am

    Loved The Alice Network by Kate Quinn


  19. User: Liz Atkin

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 8:41 am

    The french house


  20. User: Tamdy

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 7:57 am

    Paris By Edward Rutherfurd, Jean Gilpin


  21. User: Janine Atkin

    Posted on: 16/06/2023 at 7:31 am

    All the Light We Cannot See


  22. User: Laura Pritchard

    Posted on: 15/06/2023 at 6:24 pm

    Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks


  23. User: Angela Kelly

    Posted on: 15/06/2023 at 3:13 pm

    I love anything my Jennifer Bohnet. She writes so descriptively you feel like you are actually there.


  24. User: Erica Hughes

    Posted on: 15/06/2023 at 2:11 pm

    The Maigret novels and Peter May’s Enzo books



    Posted on: 15/06/2023 at 7:07 am

    A Year in Provence-Mayle’s book always the first to escape into when days are dreary. Light, easy reading when required!


  26. User: Maya Russell

    Posted on: 15/06/2023 at 4:43 am

    You Had Me at Bonjour by Jennifer Bohnet
    A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle


  27. User: Lesevans6

    Posted on: 15/06/2023 at 4:36 am

    The Strawberry Thief, Chocolat.


  28. User: Debbie W

    Posted on: 14/06/2023 at 1:33 pm

    A Year in Provence


  29. User: Amy

    Posted on: 14/06/2023 at 10:12 am

    Paris for One


  30. User: Liz Hardy

    Posted on: 13/06/2023 at 8:50 pm

    Books by Joanne Harris
    Chocolat, The Lollipop Shoes, Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure and The Strawberry Thief


  31. User: chris2468

    Posted on: 13/06/2023 at 8:06 pm

    Madame Bovary, Chocolat by Joanne Harris


  32. User: Quod

    Posted on: 13/06/2023 at 4:56 pm

    A Year in Provence


  33. User: Turtledove

    Posted on: 13/06/2023 at 4:28 pm

    Paris for One by Jojo Moyes and Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon spring to mind first.


  34. User: Jen

    Posted on: 12/06/2023 at 8:54 pm

    Escape to the french farmhouse by Jo Thomas. It sounds so beautiful there and I can almost smell the fields of lavender!


  35. User: atebbs

    Posted on: 12/06/2023 at 5:34 pm

    A year in Provence, France


  36. User: BiblioHound

    Posted on: 12/06/2023 at 7:14 am

    The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (set in Paris) and Coastliners by Joanne Harris (set in Brittany).


  37. User: Lisa Wilkinson

    Posted on: 11/06/2023 at 8:22 pm

    Books set in France are my favourite. I loved Chocolat by Joanne Harris and The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles


  38. User: paul lodge

    Posted on: 11/06/2023 at 7:57 pm

    a tale of two cities


  39. User: Tracey Poulter

    Posted on: 11/06/2023 at 3:38 pm

    A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway


  40. User: Denise Small

    Posted on: 11/06/2023 at 1:58 pm

    It’s not fiction, but Village France is a lovely book of some of the prettiest villages in France to visit and we have been to lots of the ones included now.


  41. User: dana

    Posted on: 11/06/2023 at 12:48 pm

    A Year in Provence


  42. User: Sheena Batey

    Posted on: 10/06/2023 at 6:01 pm

    Anything by Peter Mayle


  43. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 10/06/2023 at 4:46 pm

    The little Paris book shop and a year in provence

    I smile just writing their names


  44. User: philatel

    Posted on: 10/06/2023 at 9:18 am

    A year in Provence.


  45. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 09/06/2023 at 10:08 pm

    All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr.
    Brittany sections especially.


  46. User: Alyson Caddick

    Posted on: 09/06/2023 at 1:59 pm

    A Year in Provence has to be the book which immediately transports me to France.


  47. User: Greenblue12

    Posted on: 09/06/2023 at 9:49 am

    A Year in Provence
    Peter Mayle

    My Life in France
    Julia Child, 2006

    The Little Paris Bookshop
    Nina George, 2013


  48. User: Debbie Hall

    Posted on: 08/06/2023 at 8:15 pm

    I love books set in France and Paris, crime, romance and also wartime ones. A recent favourite has been The Paris Library.


  49. User: kevincharley

    Posted on: 08/06/2023 at 7:22 pm

    But you are in France, Madame – Catherine P. M. Berry


  50. User: gd

    Posted on: 08/06/2023 at 6:47 pm

    Down and Out in Paris and London.


  51. User: CowperA

    Posted on: 08/06/2023 at 5:40 pm

    Sebastian Faulks “Paris Echo” – covers wide areas of the city in two different time frames and has a really fascinating plot.


  52. User: janet Haste

    Posted on: 08/06/2023 at 5:14 pm

    I have never been to France, I am sure that this book would give me some inspiration


  53. User: tozeur

    Posted on: 08/06/2023 at 1:45 pm

    Escape to the French Farmhouse and Celebrations at the Chateau both by Jo Thomas.


  54. User: Brenda Hackett

    Posted on: 08/06/2023 at 12:41 pm

    The Paris Winter
    By Imogen Robertson


  55. User: galadrial

    Posted on: 08/06/2023 at 12:36 pm

    The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris


  56. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 08/06/2023 at 12:24 pm

    Joanne Harris is one of my favourite authors and Chocolat one of my favourite books x


  57. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 05/06/2023 at 11:38 am

    The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris. It breathes the life of the maze of tiny streets in the Montmartre district of Paris


  58. User: Michie

    Posted on: 05/06/2023 at 8:18 am

    Summer in Provence by Lucy Coleman could just feel myself in the wonderful fields of Provence in this book. I also loved Labyrinth by Kate Moss for some historical France.


  59. User: Yvonne @Fiction_Books

    Posted on: 05/06/2023 at 7:23 am

    One of the most memorable and evocative books I read with France as its backdrop, was:

    ‘The Tapestry Of Love’ by Rosy Thornton

    Set in the Cevennes mountains, some lovely descriptive passages about the remote and often difficult mountainous conditions, still allowed the beauty and majesty of the scenery to shine through.


  60. User: Lisa22

    Posted on: 05/06/2023 at 7:08 am

    Summer of Reckoning by Marion Brunet and The Holiday by T.M. Logan, both set in Provence in the south of France.


  61. User: Alison Barker

    Posted on: 05/06/2023 at 6:47 am



  62. User: Susan Gilley

    Posted on: 04/06/2023 at 8:16 pm

    A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle was a great adventure to follow.


  63. User: Janine

    Posted on: 04/06/2023 at 7:02 pm

    I loved Still Life


  64. User: Jac

    Posted on: 04/06/2023 at 5:42 pm

    The French for Christmas- Fiona Valpy