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A Week in Marseille

I’ve recently returned from a glorious week in Marseille staying with my lifelong friend G, the younger daughter of my French godmother (my own French story is here, and it’s a long one…)  This isn’t a full-on travel post as it wasn’t a holiday as such, although you could be forgiven for thinking so – … Continue reading

Guest Author – Claire King on A Child’s Point of View

Although there’s been a trend for books with child narrators over the last few years, not many have appeared on the Literary Sofa.  Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman demonstrated the potential rewards for authors who succeed in capturing a child’s voice for the adult fiction market.  No wonder it’s so notoriously difficult to pull off:  the voice has to … Continue reading

A Place in my Heart – The Lubéron

Well, we got back from our two week trip to Provence on Sunday night and this week is proving every bit as frantic as I expected –endless laundry and unpacking, getting my sons back to school, preparing for my interview with Jane Rusbridge at the Ham & High Literary Festival next week (details below), polishing my … Continue reading

On Location: #4 Côte d’Azur/The French Riviera

I won’t get into why France is so significant to me (another time), but at a guess, I’ve been there 100-150 times.  I’ve visited most parts of the country, but it’s the Provence-Côte d’Azur Region in the South-eastern corner that pulls me back the most often.   I recently spent a week with my family in … Continue reading