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The Book Farmer

I've been working in the publishing industry since 1985 so it's fair to say I'm obsessed with books. And since 2006 I've been a llama farmer in France (we now have alpacas, pigs and sheep as well). So my blog will be about all things bookish with my farming life in the background. I enjoy reading all genres and am keen to promote indie authors whose do-it-yourself attitude I fully relate to.
August 2017
reviewed: French License by Joe Start
July 2017
read and rated
reviewed: Delightful and uplifting
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get round to reading this lovely book. It’s been waiting patiently on my Kindle fo...
Girl Gone Greek - Rebecca A Hall
January 2017
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reviewed: Delightful and Quirky
The Elusive Elixir is the third book in Gigi Pandian’s Accidental Alchemist Mystery series. The two previous books are The Ac...
The Elusive Elixir (An Accidental Alchemist Mystery) - Gigi Pandian
May 2014
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April 2014
reviewed: Lady Blues: forget-me-not by Aaron Paul Lazar
Lady Blues: Forget me Not is a Gus Legarde mystery, the tenth in the series. Although part of a series it works perfectly as ...
reviewed: Collector of Dying Breaths
The sense of smell is one of the more primal and powerful senses that human beings possess - a tantalising aroma is more than...
reviewed: Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicky Lesage
This book is an absolute delight from start to finish. But don’t read it – at least, not in a public place. It’ll have you sm...
reviewed: Nightmare in Burgundy - a dream to read
This is the third in the Winemaker’s Detective novel series, featuring Benjamin Cooker. This adventure sees him in Burgundy w...
reviewed: Grand Cru Heist: set in the wealthy world of winemaking
Grand Cru Heist by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen is best summed up, I think, as a cozy mystery for men set in the ostentat...
January 2014
reviewed: Tin Soldiers by M K Turner: fourth novel in a consistently excellent series
M K Turner’s Meredith and Hodge series, of which Tin Soldiers is the fourth, shows no signs whatsoever of running out of eith...
January 2014
reviewed: A book that's good fun and good for knitting's street cred: One Direction Knitting Pattern Exclusive
Boy band One Direction are turning into publishing as well as singing sensations. For the second year running their annual ha...
January 2014
text: A Roma Rollercoaster: The Last Gypsy Princess by Alan A Larson
This talented author has followed up his stunning debut novel, Mexizona, with another incredible piece of fiction. The Last G...
December 2013
reviewed: Think again about French literature
The Paris Lawyer by Sylvie Granotier is an absorbing and enjoyable novel. If you’ve never read French literature before – and...