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In Rural Banon One of France’s Biggest Bookstores Fights for Survival

In Rural Banon One of France’s Biggest Bookstores Fights for Survival

A valiant David and Goliath struggle is underway to save a bookstore in rural Alpes-de-Haute Provence from the ‘ogres of the Internet’. Here Jerry Lanson visits Le Bleuet to see for himself why people will drive 100kms just to buy a Bleuet book! Reprinted with the author’s kind permission – copyright Jerry Lanson (words and some images). A […]

French Hard? Pfff… Not Like This

French Hard? Pfff… Not Like This

Having trouble with French verbs? Stop worrying, just make sure you’re equipped with the right props, a few plosives, and voilà your next conversation in the Café du Commerce will be a linguistic triumph. Of course it will help considerably if the wine is a fine and eminently drinkable vintage! With thanks for an amusing […]

Heads Up – Here’s the Latest Front Page

Heads Up – Here’s the Latest Front Page

The Front Page: Breton Saints and Portuguese Custard Tarts vie for top place; while a guillotine threatens Marine le Pen and Ritual Slaughter is adjudged hazardous. Meanwhile lots more to be found on the  Culture, Cooking, Gardening, Lifestyle, Arts, Books, and Cinema sections. Click here for all the details. Related articles Breton Easter Island Rises on a Hilltop […]

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