Mar 24 2013

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no escaping Parisians

Yesterday I attended one of the breakfasts held as part of the Australian Festival of Travel Writing (thanks to my invitation which came from My Fench Life/Ma Vie Francaise), where the speaker was Olivier Magny, French writer and wine expert, and author of Stuff Parisians Like, and its French version Dessine-Moi Un Parisien. His latest book Into Wine, is so new it’s not yet even on Amazon, but you can see it on Olivier’s website. I was especially pleased to attend the Saturday breakfast as this was the one conducted completely in French.

Before meeting Olivier I had read parts of each book in both languages, and actually found it funnier in French, so if you can read it in that language, I encourage you to do so. Copies of both were on sale after the breakfast and I was delighted to be able to buy a French copy and have it signed by Olivier. I also bought a copy of his book Into Wine for my partner, a bit of a wine buff, who declares he is finding the book very interesting.

Olivier now runs a wine bar and wine tasting business in Paris, called Ô Chateau, which looks absolutely delightful, and is definitely on my must-do list.

For more information, you can read this interview with him in My French Life.


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1 comment

  1. Judy

    Bonjour Carolyne
    Yes it was a lovely Saturday breakfast albeit rather early! We enjoyed interviewing Olivier on http://www.MyFrrenchLife.org and whilst her was in Melbourne we also prepared a video as he chatted about his new book ‘Into Wine’. … W hope to release the video soon… You can sign up here so you don’t miss out if you’d like to do so http://www.MyFrenchLife.org. Thanks. judy

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