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Author of the Month – August 2017 Martin Walker

Martin is the Senior Director of the Global Business Policy Council. He is the author of the `Bruno ` Detective series set in the Perigord region of France, where Walker has a holiday home.


Book of the Month – August 2017 The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa Palombo

In the tradition of Tracy Chevaliers’ Girl with the Pearl Earring. A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in the 15th century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is the one of the powerful Medici family’s favoured circle –

 

 


No Place to Lay One’s Hand
Book of the Month – July 2017 No Place to Lay One’s Hand by Francoise Frenkel

Francoise was a Jewish woman born in Poland and enamoured of all things literary and French. In 1921 she set up the first French-language bookshop in Berlin, Francoise was forced to flee to Paris and compelled to keep moving as she attempted to survive in a world disintegrating around her.


James Henry
Author of the Month – July 2017 James Henry

James Henry is the pen name for James Gurbett, who has long been a fan of the original R.D.Wingfield Frost books and the subsequent TV series. He works in publishing and enjoys windsurfing and long lunches.