The summer holidays are over and it’s time for another “Margo’s Musings.” In these occasional updates, I share news of my books and other projects.
This summer was a difficult one in Nice because, as you know, our July was marred by the horrible terrorist attack. I want to thank everyone for your many messages of concern. I was very touched by your kindness. I’m slowly working my way back to feeling safe, but I’m getting there.
Free E-Book – A Taste of NICE, FRANCE
On a happier note, I have a new, free e-book to tell you about. It’s called A Taste of NICE, FRANCE, and it’s a collection of articles from my blog designed to give a sampling of some of the art, architecture, and other bits and bobs to be found in and around Nice. There are lots of color photos to whet your appetite for this intriguing city.
Find out more and get your free download by clicking here: A Taste of NICE, FRANCE. Please feel free to share this e-book with anyone you think might find it interesting.
Free E-Booklet – Jean Cocteau on the Riviera
I’ve also put a few articles about Jean Cocteau together in a free e-booklet. It’s a very short booklet about the Cocteau sites on the Riviera and a bit about the man himself. NOTE: This ebook is now combined with A Taste of Nice France above.
In other book news, my two paperback books, Curious Histories of Nice, France and French Holidays & Traditions, are now for sale in five bookstores in Nice. I got them in at the end of June, just in time for the tourist season, and they have been selling very well.
If you’re in Nice, please visit some of these bookshops:
- La Briqueterie, 4-6 rue Jules Gilly – in the Old Town
- Papeterie Rontani, 5 rue Alexandre Mari – in the Old Town
- Librairie Masséna, 55 rue Gioffredo – off Place Massena
- Nouvelle Librairie Française, 111 rue de France
- Librairie de la Presse, 105 rue de France (This shop specializes in used English paperbacks).
I recently had the privilege of being interviewed in two online magazines. The links to my interviews are below, but also have a look at these magazines for more local news and information:
You may remember that I was talking about a French Revolution book. Well, that has been put on hold for now – I had to have a rest from reading about all the turmoil and violence. Now I’m working on the much more peaceful project of gathering “curious histories” of Provence. Of course, it will entail making several “research trips” to many lovely Provençal towns – but I’m willing to make that sacrifice for you, my dear readers.
Wishing you all the very best,
*Don’t Miss Anything– To receive an email when I post an article (every other week or so) enter your email below and click the Follow the Curious Rambler button.
- Tea, Afternoon Tea, and High Tea: What’s the Difference? - 20 September 2020
- King Arthur’s Round Table and the Winchester One - 11 September 2020
- A Window, A War, and a Metaphor in Winchester Cathedral - 30 August 2020