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  • The Encyclopedia of Thriller writers

    The Encyclopedia of Thriller writers

    At the Book Room, we know the importance of a good thriller and especially, the right thriller at the right time, so to help you choose we wrote a short encyclopedia of thriller writers, some background about each one, their writing style and their best-known characters and series. All you have to do is decide […]Read More - Lire la suite
  • Tea in Paris

    Tea in Paris

    Tea is considered a British thing. But tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world, 1000 billion (is that a trillion?) cups a year! And tea time is the best example of British “art de vivre”. Since the French thrive on “art de vivre” they too have found a love for tea […]Read More - Lire la suite
  • English Books Paris: New at Bill & Rosa’s Book Room

    English Books Paris: New at Bill & Rosa’s Book Room

    Each week in the Book Room online, we recommend newly published English books that we love.  This week’s new books recommended by Bill & Rosa are perfect for summer in France. C’EST CA LA FRANCE ! “Donnez-moi la main, je vous emmène dans votre pays.” dit le français Frédéric Hermel qui vit en Espagne depuis […]Read More - Lire la suite
  • Saint Denis: Two types of kings

    Saint Denis: Two types of kings

    Follow the red line from the sacred to the profane in the town of Saint Denis where there are two types of kings; from the Basilique Saint Denis, the burial place of the kings of France to the Stade de France where the kings of football play. The metro runs to the foot of the […]Read More - Lire la suite
  • Gigantic numbers – just try to count that high!

    Gigantic numbers – just try to count that high!

    1000 billion or one trillion? It’s the same thing, but it depends who you ask. In any case they are gigantic numbers. While reading an article recently in the French press where the budgets are flying through the roof again I saw the figure 1000 milliard and wondered why the journalist used that method for […]Read More - Lire la suite
  • French Like Moi: City of Light Bulbs

    French Like Moi: City of Light Bulbs

    By Scott Dominic Carpenter author of French Like Moi Surprise is the highest form of pleasure, and it’s easier to find than people think. You don’t have to invest your 401(k) in Powerball numbers to enjoy the fruits of unpredictability, or even travel by Amtrak. No, it turns out you can simply move to Paris, […]Read More - Lire la suite