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A Very French Christmas on tour

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August 8-14

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A Very French Christmas:
The Greatest French Holiday Stories
of All Time

(short story collection)

 Release date: October 10, 2017
at New Vessel Press

ISBN: 978-1939931504
142 pages

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SYNOPSIS

A continuation of the very popular Very Christmas Series from New Vessel Press, this collection brings together the best French Christmas stories of all time in an elegant and vibrant collection featuring classics by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet, plus stories by the esteemed twentieth century author Irène Némirovsky and contemporary writers Dominique Fabre and Jean-Philippe Blondel.
With a holiday spirit conveyed through sparkling Paris streets, opulent feasts, wandering orphans, kindly monks, homesick soldiers, oysters, crayfish, ham, bonbons, flickering desire, and more than a little wine, this collection encapsulates the holiday spirit and proves that the French have mastered Christmas. This is Christmas à la française—delicious, intense and unexpected, proving that nobody does Christmas like the French.

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THE AUTHORS

Alphonse Daudet, Guy de Maupassant, Anatole France
Irène Némirovsky, Jean-Philippe Blondel, Dominique Fabre,
Paul Arene, Francois Coppee, Antoine Gustave Droz, Anatole La Braz

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Sunday Sentence: Fa-la-llama-la, by Stephanie Dagg

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Fa-La-Llama-La

by

Stephanie Dagg

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et bonne année 2017 !

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Sunday Sentence
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at
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Friday 56 (December 30): Fa-La-Llama-La

Friday 56Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
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Nick strode round behind her.
“Don’t kick her!” I cried.
“I’d never do that,” he chided me. “But I will give her backside a heave upwards.”
And with that he grabbed her tail.
“Come on, girl, move your arse.”
He pulled her tail up. Before he could even begin to exert any pressure, Holly was on her feet. I guessed it was the indignity of having her lady llama bits exposed that made her shoot up, or perhaps it was the blast of cold night air on them once the warm, furry cover was removed. Anyway, she was on her feet and we were in business.
It hadn’t occurred to me that Holly might not want to co-operate in this crazy Christmassy escapade. I’d merrily assumed she’d happily comply with our plans. She was decidedly reluctant to come out with us into the snowy outdoors. She’d been very happy in her cosy den. I had to pull very firmly on the leading rope, and Nick gave her a few slaps on the behind before she finally accelerated out of a dawdle into a slow walk. At this rate the service would be over before we got to the church.


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