The Postmistress Of Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

Born into money in the Mid-West, Nanee finds her true home in Paris. So when war breaks out and the German tanks enter the city, rather than leaving, she stays and joins the Resistance. She helps get famous artists targeted by the Nazi's out of the country and also carries messages, being dubbed The Postmistress. …

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The Readers’ Room by Antoine Laurain

In Paris, the flame haired, green eyed Violaine is the head of the Reading Room, a place where books are sent to be considered for publication. When a book called Sugar Flowers is chosen, it becomes a sensation, but the author appears to have gone missing. And there may be a connection between the book, …

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Stationery Obsession: Writing Paper, Journals and the Joy of Letter Writing

I love stationery. I love journals, and pens and coloured paper with matching envelopes. I can't go past a stationery store without going in, and then it's very hard for me to leave without buying anything. Being a Australian who lives in London, I do have people to write to and I always have a …

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Two intelligent misfits will finds their lives changed when a new tenant moves into their Paris apartment block. One at the end of her life, the intelligent concierge who hides herself in obscurity, and one beginning her life, a bright 12 year old girl who is frustrated with the hypocrisy of the people around her. …

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The Confectioner’s Tale – Laura Madeleine

After reading my first Patrick White, I reached for a book with a pretty cover and a romantic storyline. The Confectioners Tale is a sweet story of romance, cake and Paris just before the war, and a university student in England who finds a photograph in her recently deceased Grandfathers things with a note begging …

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