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Bienvenue à Juillet!

I reckon it’s now July somewhere in the world so I welcome you to a month of French themed posts (before you run away there will be some regular posting in between). Paris in July 2011 is hosted by Karen and Tamara and it’s not too late to join in; all you need to do is read/watch/eat/wear/experience something French and blog about it.

If you need ideas for books, here’s what I’ll be reading (a big thanks to Gallic Books, Quercus and Bitter Lemon Press for providing me with review copies and I’ll be blogging more about publishers of translated fiction during July).

I also have a couple of non-translated books set in France in case I run out! Paris Immortal by S. Roit is a urban fantasy novel and A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle is a bit of classic travel writing.

Whilst I adore Amelie, I really wanted to watch some new French films this month. As always, my wonderful Twitter followers provided a wealth of suggestions; Apres Vous, Priceless, A Very Long Engagement, Tell No One, La Vie En Rose and With a Friend Like Harry (or “Harry He’s Here to Help”).

I did consider a day trip to Cherbourg on the ferry but there’s not much to do there and hard to get around without a car and not knowing much French. I do have some photographer’s lined up (both serious and light-hearted) and will welcome guest posts from anyone wishing to write about France (or its food).

I think I have followed all the English language bloggers taking part, do shout if you think I’ve missed you. I’m really looking forward to seeing what people blog about!

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  1. Audrey

    I won't ru away! I'll join you for an aperitif. 🙂 I just brought home a different Anna Gavalda – French Leave. Have you read her? I haven't, but have heard good things.

    thanks for visiting – nice to meet you!

  2. Ellie

    I haven't read her before but it's the first on my list and looks like a lovely little read.

  3. Unknown

    What a fun idea! I look forward to your reviews.

  4. Her Royal Orangeness

    You have many titles I've never heard of. I look forward to your reviews!

  5. Literary Chanteuse

    some of these look good! Thanks for the suggestions!

  6. Danielle

    Lucky you to live close enough to at least 'consider' a day trip to France! 🙂 I'll have to be happy with the few books I've picked out, though I do like the lineup you have planned. I should pull out a Claudel book as well, as I have one or two on hand. Looking forward to your posts!

  7. Marg

    Dropping by for Paris in July. Looking forward to reading your posts over the next month.

  8. Brenda G. Spalding

    Thanks for the books that you have on your list as well as the publishers names. I have written them down as well. I wish I was really in Paris but reading about it I against is going to have to suffice for now!!

  9. Karen

    You have some wonderful books to enjoy for the month. You have reminded me I must re-watch Priceless – one of my favourite movies!

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