The Sheltering Sky, by Paul Bowles

I’m sure you’ve heard it said that Americans are the worst possible tourists – arrogant, condescending, intolerant and just generally obnoxious when set loose outside the confines of the United States. This can obviously apply to tourists from any country: Aussies have a pretty deplorable reputation in South East Asia and I came across an... Continue Reading →

Fred Vargas French detective series

You can tell by the titles that this is no ordinary mystery series. Travel to France with these books and meet the most extraordinary characters to populate a contempory mystery. Vargas deserves her many awards (and more).

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