Paris in July

25 June, 2010

Oh, I wish I was there… Who doesn’t love Paris for the beautiful architecture, the boulevards, the tartines at breakfast, the Grand Marnier soufflés and the elegant and relaxed way of life? And especially the important part literature and art plays there.

Bookbath and Thyme for Tea are hosting Paris in July next month to celebrate this beautiful city, and I will be participating by reading a French book (in translation, may I add. My GCSE French is rather dusty and I can only understand un petit peu de Français.) I know, I know, I can hear you say I’m overdosing on challenges, but it’s one book and maybe I can squeeze in a film, right? How hard can that be? I’ve just seen the trailer for the new Sophie Marceau/Monica Belluci film, Don’t Look Back (Ne te retourne pas), which looks great but I don’t think it’s out yet.

And what will I be reading? Probably one of these:

The Fairy Gunmother by Daniel Pennac
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbary
The Châtelet Apprentice by Jean-François Parot
The First Detective: The Life and Revolutionary Times of Vidocq, Criminal, Spy and Private Eye by James Morton
Passionate Minds: The Great Scientific Affair by David Bodanis

Exciting stuff, n’est-ce pas?