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France – One for the Weekend

£15.00

Heading off for a long weekend? Need a dinner party gift with a more personal touch? Or a thoughtful birthday present for someone that has a connection with a particular destination? Our One for the Weekend option is just the ticket. All our books are delivered in a rather lovely navy cotton gift bag with one of our bookmarks. So no need to gift wrap if it’s a present, and great for offering your book a little protection if you’re popping it in a suitcase, carry-on or beach bag.

France Book 1

Thriller. Newly-weds Dan and Bea decide to escape London. Driving through France in their clapped-out car they anticipate a long, lazy summer. Stopping off at Bea’s brother’s crumbling hotel, the trip are joined unexpectedly by her wealthy parents. Dan has never understood Bea’s sense of discomfort around them, but once in their company he begins to sense that something is very wrong.

3 in stock

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France Book 2

Paris. 1942.  An architect accepts a commission that will bring him huge wealth – and perhaps a death sentence. The brief, to design a hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible it won’t be discovered by even the most determined of Nazi soldiers. When one of his other designs fails horribly, the commission becomes personal and he has to come to terms with the enormity of his project. What does he owe to his fellow men and how far will he go to make things right?

2 in stock

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France Book 3
Historical fiction. 1921. The Somme. 1921. The Great War is over but Edie's husband did not come home, declared "missing, believed killed". A mysterious photo arrives, sparking hope and a journey to France to search for answers. His brother is also searching. Now hired by families to take photographs of graves and battle-sites he return to the Western Front, scene of traumatic memories, wishing the last conversation he had with his brother had been different.

2 in stock

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France Book 4
WW2 Historical fiction. Haute-Loire region. 1942, Eva is forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children escaping to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and alongside a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva realises she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children too young to remember their own identities. When Rémy disappears and the resistance cell is betrayed, the coded records they keep become even more crucial… A present day discovery of the book leaves researchers desperate to decipher its codes. Eva holds the answer but will she have the strength to face old memories and help reunite those lost during the war?

2 in stock

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France Book 5
Thriller. An exclusive French alpine ski resort and a luxury corporate retreat for a young, hip music app company. Tensions are high as stakeholders and directors are at odds over whether to accept a highly lucrative buyout. One of them goes missing in the snow, an avalanche cuts them off from any contact with the outside world and suddenly it is lives not just money at stake.

4 in stock

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France Book 6
Historical fiction. Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Present-day, hoping for a new start, Abi takes a summer job in rural France at Chateau Bellevue, a place full of voices from the past, finding herself drawn to one remarkable woman's story. 1938 and Elaine tends the beehives at Chateau Bellevue. There she meets and falls in love with Mathieu, but as the clouds of war approach, it seems history has other plans for her. Separated from Mathieu by the German occupation she makes the dangerous decision to play her part in fighting for France's freedom.

1 in stock

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France/Spain
Zoe is an artist from California. Martin an engineer from Yorkshire. Both have found themselves in Cluny, France coming to terms with their recent past. For Zoe it is the death of her husband, for Martin a difficult divorce. Looking to make a fresh start, each sets out alone to walk 2000km from Cluny to Santiago de Compostela in NW Spain, following in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked the camino for centuries. It's said the Camino changes you - it's a chance to find a new version of yourself. But can these two very different people find each other?

1 in stock

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France Book 7
Suspense. Following her husband's death, Emily is happy to find herself surrounded by fellow Oxford academics and students at the rustic and isolated Chalet des Angles in the French Alps where she hopes to find the opportunity to begin to heal. On her first night she discovers an inappropriate liaison between a student and a colleague. Suddenly that student disappears and when Emily find's her late husband's number in the student's call history she realises others, including herself may be at risk and she must decide who, if anyone, she can trust.

2 in stock

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France Book 8
South of France. 1953. The fragile peace between the West and Russia hangs on a knife edge. Eloïse Caussade was raised near Arles in the Camargue, idolising her older brother André. When he leaves to become a CIA officer in Paris, she soon follows him. Having left the confines of her father's farm for a life of freedom, her world comes alive. Everything changes when André is injured - a direct result of Eloïse's actions. She follows her brother home, but Arles is in a state of unrest and conflict. Those who are angry at the construction of the US airbase nearby confront those who support it, and anger flares into violence, stirred up by Soviet agents. Eloïse relentlessly hunts the person who betrayed her brother but she is beginning to look at those she loves through different eyes. She no longer knows who she can trust.
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France Book 9
Provence. Élodie was beautiful. Élodie was smart. Élodie was troubled. Élodie is dead. Sylvie hasn't been back to La Rêverie, her crumbling family home in years. Not since the death of her daughter, Élodie. Every corner of the old house feels haunted by memories of her - memories Sylvie has tried to forget. But as temperatures rise, and forest fires rage across the French countryside, a long-buried family secret is about to come to light. Because there's something Sylvie has been hiding about what really happened to Élodie that summer.
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