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Recommendations for lighthearted holiday reading in France

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LukeTriton Thu 17-Jul-14 14:30:06

I always like to read novels set wherever we go on holiday and this year, we are heading to France. On my hols, I like to read something fairly lighthearted. Last year, MNers recommended a Michael Frayn novel and a Maeve Binchy one for our hols in Greece and they were perfect.

So, what can you all recommend for my travels this year, please?

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LukeTriton Sat 19-Jul-14 08:24:30

Just thought I'd give this a little Saturday morning bump - anyone?!

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tripfiction Sat 19-Jul-14 18:05:24

Hurrah! Oh, it's such a good way to get to know a place, reading books set in location! Here are my suggestions

Lighthearted it is:

Are we nearly there yet? by Ben Hatch (he sets off with his family around France - if you know France you will spot lots of quirks!)
www.tripfiction.com/books/are-we-nearly-there-yet/

L'Auberge by Julia Stagg is wonderfully entertaining for the Pyrenees
www.tripfiction.com/books/lauberge/

A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clark Paris as you (don't) know it...
www.tripfiction.com/books/a-year-in-the-merde/

Croissants and Jam by Lynda Renham www.tripfiction.com/books/croissants-and-jam/

Messygirl Sat 19-Jul-14 18:11:48

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joanofarchitrave Sat 19-Jul-14 21:13:31

French Revolutions by Tim Moore is a few years old now but it's still one of the funniest books I have ever read smile

Lovelydiscusfish Sun 20-Jul-14 17:09:11

I read French Children Don't Throw Food last year - it's quite interesting and mildly funny, but perhaps only of interest to those with youngish children?
Something by Joanne Harris? Chocolat etc?

LukeTriton Mon 21-Jul-14 17:03:24

Oooh, lovely. These sound fab. Thank you very much all - I'll check them all out!

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