France in Books and Movies

I find a good book often puts me in the mood for France (as if I need it)….I’m constantly in a “search” for new books (old books) – new movies (old movies) about life or travels in France.......here’s a list of some of my favorites.......

BOOKS:

1. At Home in France: Tales of An American and Her House Abroad     – A. Barry
2. French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France – R.     Goodman
3. A Walk Across France – M. Morland
4. The Secrets of Pistoulet – J. Kolpen
5. The Olive Farm – C. Drinkwater
6. Les Miserables – V. Hugo
7. French Toast: An American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening     Mysteries of the French – H.W. Rochfort
8. Picasso at the Lapin Agile – S. Martin
9. The Magic of Provence – Y. Lenard
10. Le Divorce – D. Johnson
11. Wine & War: The French, The Nazis and The Battle for France’s       Greatest Treasure – D. & P. Kladstrup
12. Hotel Pastis – P. Mayle
13. The Girl at the Lion D’or – S. Faulks
14. Love in Provence – Y. Lenard
15. French or Foe: Getting the Most Out of Visiting, Living and             Working in France – P. Platt
16. A Year in Provence – P. Mayle
17. Le Mariage – D. Johnson
18. Chasing Cezanne – P. Mayle
19. Two Towns in Provence – M.F.K. Fisher
20. Watersteps Through France – B. Cooper
21. Postcards From France – M.M. Libby
22. Encore Provence – P. Mayle
23. On Rue Tatin – S. Loomis
24. The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris – E.White
25. Paris to the Moon – A. Gopnik
26. The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B – S.Gulland
27. The Secret Life of the Seine – M. Rosenblum
28. Murder in the Marais – C. Black
29. French Fried: The Culinary Capers of an American in Paris –           H.W. Rochfort
30. Orgasmic Days in the South of France – B. Keller
31. Cat Chat – H. Thornton
32. Savoir-Flair: 211 Tips for Enjoying France and the French – P.       Platt
33. French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew –       P. Mayle
34. Toujours Provence – P. Mayle
35. Running in Place: Scenes From the South of France – N.                 Delbanco
36. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten             Passion in a Paris Atelier – T. Carhart
37. Chanel: Her Style and Her Life – J. Wallach
38. A House in the Sunflowers: Living the Dream in the South of           France – R. Silvestre
39. The Grown-Ups Guide to Living in France – R. Knorr
40. Bread of Three Rivers: The Story of a French Loaf – S.M.Taber
41. Chocolat – J. Harris
42. French Chic: How to Dress Like a Frenchwoman – S. Somers
43. French Spirits, A House, A Village And A Love Affair in                   Burgundy – J. Greene
44. French Impressions: The Adventures of An American Family –       J.S. & M.W. Little
45. The Dream of Scipio – I. Pears
46. The Treasure of Montsegur – S. Burnham
47. A Place In Normandy – N. Kilmer
48. Next Time Round In the Dordogne – I. Norrie
49. Long Ago In France – M.F.K. Fisher
50. Renoir, My Father – J. Renoir
51. The Forger – P. Watkins
52. The Palace of Tears – A. L. Croutier
53. Entrez: Signs of France – S. Rothfield and A. Aciman
54. Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed – P. Hallie
55. Tomorrow To Be Brave – S. Travers
56. Five Quarters Of The Orange – J. Harris
57. Rendezvous With France – J. Butler
58. High Season: How One French Riviera Town Has Seduced             Travelers for 2000 Years – R. Kanigel
59. Paris Never Leaves You – A. Robbins
60. From Here You Can’t See Paris: Seasons Of A French Village       and Its Restaurant – M. Sanders
61. The Colors Of France: A Painting Pilgrimage – M.H. Hoybach, J.       Brown
62. A Goose In Toulouse: And Other Culinary Adventures in             France – M. Rosenblum
63. The Provence of Alain Ducasse: A. Ducasse, F. Simon
64. The Last Time I Saw Paris – E. Adler
65. The Stones Of Balazuc – J. Merrimen
66. Dollmaker – J.R. James
67. The House In Paris – E. Bowen
68. Murder In The Sentier – C. Black
69. Our Paris: Sketches From Memory – E. White, H. Sorin
70. Paris Hotel Stories – F. Matteoli
71. A Castle In The Backyard: The Dream Of A House In France –       B. Draine, M. Hinden
72. Coastliners – J. Harris
73. Blackberry Wine – J. Harris
74. Artistic License – Katie Fforde
75. Scaramouche: A Romance Of The French Revolution – R.             Sabatini
76. When In France, Do As The French Do – R. Steele
77. A Spree In Paree – C. Stock
78. The Treasure Of Montsegur – S. Burnham
79. Stone Soup – J. Muth
80. Athenais: The Life Of Louis XIV Mistress – The Real Queen Of       France – L. Hilton
81. Yvon’s Paris – R. Stevens
82. Coming Down the Seine – R. Gibbings
83. French Riviera: Living Well Was The Best Revenge – X. Girard
84. A Farmhouse In Provence: An American Finds Old Stones, New       Wine and Love Among the French – M. Roblee Henry
85. Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris – A.J. Liebling
86. Parisian Encounters: Great Loves and Grand Passions – C.             Hobson
87. Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong: Why We Love France       But Not the French – J-B Nadeau & J. Barlow
88. Au Contraire! Figuring Out the French – G. Asselin & R.                   Mastron
89. C’est La Vie: An American Conquers the City of Light, Begins a       New Life and Becomes – Zut Alors! – Almost French! – S.             Gershman
90. Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl       – D. Ollivier
91. Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris – S. Turnbull
92. L’Affaire – D. Johnson
93. Savoir Flair! - P. Platt
94. Postcards From France - M.M. Libby
95. A Good Year - P. Mayle
96. Getting to Know: France and French - N. Wright
97. Virgin Blue - T. Chevalier
98. Adventures of the Wine Route - K. Lynch
99.The Bookseller's Daughter - P. Rosenthal
100. Azur Like It - W. Holden
101. French Twist - R. St. Claire
102. Englishman in Paris - M. Sadler
103. The Angel of the Left Bank - J.P. Kauffman
104. Weekend In Paris - R. Sisman
105. Virgile's Vineyard - P. Moon
106. Murder in the Bastille - C. Black
107. The Apprentice - J. Pepin
108. Belonging - I. Huggan
109. Going Topless - M. McAndrew
110. Hotel Riviera - E. Adler
111. Almost French - S. Turnbull
112. Anne of France: Lessons for My Daughter - S.L. Jansen
113. More Than Peace & Cypresses - C. Cassells
114. Women of Medieval France - P. Butler
115. The Parisian Affair - J. Gould
116. Passion In A Paris Atelier - T. Carhart
117. The Painting - N. Schuyler
118. Invitation to Provence - E. Adler
119. A Very Long Engagement - S. Japrisot
120. Taste of the Berry - A. Blondeau
121. In And Out of Three Normandy Inns - A.B. Dodd
122. A Christmas Mystery in Provence - M.J. Deeb
123. By Bread Alone - S.K. Lynch
124. Shifting Shore - A. Garner
125. Artistic License - K. Fforde
126. Rendezvous 18th - J. Lamar
127. Postmark Paris - L. Jonath
128. A Garden in Paris - S.G. Whitson
129. Families of the Vine - M.S. Sanders
130. The Portrait - I.M. Pears
131. Holy Fools - J. Harris
132. Chasing Matisse - J. Morgan
133. The Summer of Katya - Trevanian
134.  Come to the Table – L. Luiggi
135.  The French Way – R. Steele
136.  Paris Hangover – K. Lobel
137.  The Patissier – S. Lundquist
138.  A Castle in the Backyard – D. Draine
139.  Two Steps Backward – S. Kelly
140.  Familes of the Vine – M.S. Saunders
141.  Words in a French Life – K. Espinasse
142.  Home and Dry in Normandy – G. East
143.  In the Merde for Love – S. Clarke
144.  Extremely Pale Rose – J. Ivey
145.  Perfectionist: Life & Death in Haute Cuisine – R. Chelminski
146.  Twilight – K. Mosby
147.  Floating Through France – B. Euser
148.  French Kiss – S. Johnson
149.  That Summer in Paris – A. Dawesar
150.  A Dangerous Dress – J. Holden
151.  Orchid Shroud – M. Wan
152.  A Paris Moment – G. Cope
153.  Spotted in France – G. Edmont
154.  Blame It On Paris – L. Florand
155.  Provence A to Z – P. Mayle
156.  Into A Paris Quartier – D. Johnson
157.  All You Need To Be Impossibly French – H. Powell
158.  French Kiss – S. Johnson
159.  Talk to the Snail – S. Clarke
160.  French Seduction – E. Lipton
161.  Au Paris – R. Spencer
162.  Mademoiselle Benoir – C. Conrad
163.  Leaving Home – A. Brookner
 

MOVIES:

1. La Buche
2. Amelie
3. Place Vendome
4. Chocolat
5. Jean De Florette
6. Manon Of The Spring
7. Belle De Jour
8. Camille Claudel
9. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
10. Un Coeur En Hiver
11. Blue
12. White
13. Red
14. L’Enfer
15. Lucie Aubrac
16. Nenette and Boni
17. Ponette
18. Ridicule
19. Les Miserables
20. The Young Girls of Rochefort
21. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
22. A Sunday In The Country
23. Vatel
24. The Last Metro
25. The Dinner Game
26. My Favorite Season
27. The Double Life of Veronique
28. The Dreamlife Of Angels
29. La Ceremonie
30. Une Affaire De Femmes
31. Belle Maman
32. Ma Vie En Rose
33. An Affair of Love
34. Come Dance With Me
35. The Return of Martin Guerre
36. The Woman Next Door
37. Un Air De Famille
38. Babette’s Feast (while Danish, the cooking is all French)
39. Charade
40. French Kiss
41. French Postcards
42. Zazie Dans Le Metro
43. Gleamers and I
44. Claire’s Knees
45. Soigne Ta
46. Le Beau Mariage
47. French Twist
48. Venus Beauty Institute
49. Les Enfants Du Marais
50. When The Cat’s Away
51. My Dinner With Andre
52. Les Biches
53. Delicatessen
54. Tender Cousins
55. Les Bonnes Femmes
56. A Summer’s Tale
57. Autumn Tale
58. A Winter’s Tale
59. A Tale of Springtime
60. Small Change
61. The Lovers on the Bridge
62. Trains of Life
63. The Three Musketeers
64. Revenge of the Musketeers
65. La Promesse
66. Colonel Chabert
67. Au Revoir Les Enfants
68. Va Savoir
69. The Horseman on the Roof
70. My Father’s Glory
71. My Mother’s Castle
72. Cousin, Cousine
73. Le Gendarme De Saint Tropez
74. La Grande Vadrouille
75. Rendezvous In Paris
76. Beaumarchais The Scoundrel
77. The Taste of Others
78. The Affair of the Necklace
79. Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud
80. L’Homme Du Train

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