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Charlie’s World of Glittering Powers Inspired in Provence

Provence’s pine forests, Mistral winds and the summer symphony of the cigales fuel Tracy Rawles’ creative writing. Rawles published her first book Charlie’s World of Glittering Powers, in November 2015. Charlie is a cigale, a cicada (or at least inspired by the cicadas), this is a description of the book’s central …

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Top Local’s Picks in Provence by Author Mary Lou Longworth

Author Mary Lou Longworth and her family have lived in Provence for nearly 20 years. They long ago fell under the spell of the natural Provencal beauty studded with olive trees, vineyards and cobalt sky. Life in France has included a few expat struggles and the birth of series of …

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Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Mary Lou Longworth’s Mysterious Tales in Provence

The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne is Mary Lou Longworth’s fifth novel; number six will be published in September 2016. Her first book Death at the Château Bremont took years to write, but since 2011, she has been hard at work writing murder mysteries based in or near to Aix-en-Provence. Keep …

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The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne by M. L. Longworth
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New Novel set in Aix: The Mystery of the Lost Cézanne

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This is the new novel, set in Aix, from local writer M.L. Longworth, and I have been glued to it for two days. It’s a real page-turner and I love all the familiar locations: a patisserie in the cours Mirabeau, a body found in rue …

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How Provence Inspired Sophie Claire’s Novel

The following article is by first-time novelist Sophie Claire. Enjoy the read! Although I’ve lived most of my life in England, my mother’s side of the family is French and we spoke French at home – so it wasn’t a surprise that I set my first novel, Her Forget-Me-Not Ex, …

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House Sitting Near Saint-Tropez Turns into a Book

 “Thirty-five minutes from St Tropez” I first learnt of the concept of house-sitting on holiday in 2006. We had rented an apartment in a lovely house just south of La Garde Freinet, a small town in the Var, about twenty minutes from Saint-Tropez. I realised that house-sitting might be a …

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PJ Adams Shares her Perfectly Provence Travel Tips

Recently, PJ Adams the author of Intoxicating Southern France shared with readers why she is intoxicated by Provence (and the rest of France). If you missed the previous article, follow this link to learn more about why PJ is legally intoxicated by Provence. This, is how PJ describes her Perfectly …

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Author PJ Adams is Legally Intoxicated by Provence

Sparkling azure waters, chilled pink wine, cicada-led symphonies and the market aromas of rotisserie chickens it is easy to see how one might get drunk on the sensory indulgence of Provence. Intoxicating PJ Adams grew up in California where she studied, before heading to the London School of Economics. Her …

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Writing the Romance in Provence

The writing bug struck early. Karen Aldous says that she began writing as a girl and started her first novel in her twenties. Inspired by Provence and jolted into action by a family illness she is now the author of two books The Vineyard and The Chateau. Karen Aldous lives …

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Patricia Sands Reveals The Promise of Provence

It all started with a backpacking trip to France in 1967. Patricia Sands spent her 21st year travelling and working in Europe, taking in the sights with her peers. After those 12-months, she was hooked on travel and unaware of the promises that Provence held in her future. Life moved …

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