‘Miss Bertignac, I don’t see your name on the list of presentations.’
Christmas is a time for love, forgiveness and giving. It is a time for putting aside any selfishness and a time for thinking of others as well as thinking of those less fortunate than ourselves.364 more words
This is my review of Le collier rouge by Jean-Christophe Rufin.
In the small French town of Berry where life is returning to normal after the First World War, Jacques Morlac is the only prisoner left in the barracks, while his faithful dog Guillaume, somewhat battered after his own spell in the trenches, barks mournfully for his master for hours on end. 420 more words
This debut novel packs quite a punch. An autobiographical work which caused something of a sensation when it was published in France. There was considerable outcry as the French life depicted here is certainly not the live-and-let-live philosophy which the rest of Europe considers France to have. 465 more words