Archive for the books Tag

A Pocket Foodie Guide

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What do you get a foodie friend or better half who has everything? The answer might well be the latest gourmet guide “Allons Manger ! Genève” published by Studio Rubic in Geneva. An elegant pocket-sized trove of delights, this fabric-bound guidebook lists 16 of the best restaurants in Geneva, selected not only on the basis of their culinary prowess but also on their service levels, decor, vibe & atmosphere. Each restaurant is […]

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For The Love of Books

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Without a doubt, one of the nicest  and better-stocked kids bookshops in the Geneva area is La Librerit in Carouge. I stop by whenever I can and always manage to find a new book, board game or activity I know my little ones will love. Conveniently located on Place du Marché – and very easily identifiable by its colourful yellow sign! – La Librerit stocks an amazing selection of children’s books for all ages […]

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A Swiss Bestseller

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For me, summer isn’t really summer without a gripping read to delve into on those balmy evenings when my little buttons are finally tucked in bed after a long day spent at the beach. Always on the hunt for a good story, I recently came across the Italian translation of “La vérité sur l’affaire Harry Québert” by Joël Dicker, a young author born and raised in Geneva who has taken the French […]

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Books in the Park

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The 9th edition of the Festival livre et petite enfance will take place on the Promenade des Bastions in Geneva from the 21st to the 25th of May 2013. When temperatures soar and the skies get so blue they seem to melt into the lake, there’s no better place to be than one of the city’s luxuriant parks – the family and I just love to soak in the balmy air and hear […]

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La Joie de Lire

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The first time I came across one of Albertine’s books published by La Joie de Lire, I was in our paeditrician’s waiting room. The boys and Little Miss Cutie were being their usual rambunctious selves and I was trying to pretend they weren’t with me, so I picked up a book entitled “En ville” and – within seconds – I was lost in its rich, colourful world. The illustrations depicted a city in […]

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Join the Geneva Reading Society

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What I love the most about Geneva’s discreet charm and reserved ethos, is that there’s always some amazing new discovery to be made even when – like us – you’ve lived here for many years. Just when you think you’ve mastered everything there is to know about Geneva’s old town, you can walk through the doors of the magnificent 18th century Hôtel du Résident on the Grand’Rue and find yourself in a […]

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Cookery Books for Smurfs

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Best things really do come in small packages as is the case with these cool tiny cookery books I bought in France quite recently . Each of them lists 30 “cult recipes” you can make with some staple pantry-shelf ingredients that snobbish cooks would normally scorn: marshmallows, cheese triangles, smarties, condensed milk, nutella etc.     It’s hard to gauge from the photos but “les tout-petits de Marabout” are really no bigger than your hand. […]

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Lyli Meets the Stone-Muncher

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Swiss-born illustrator and children author Céline Eimann will be launching her latest book “Lily meets the Stone-Muncher” on Thursday 20th of December 2012 from 5pm to 8pm at the family café-restaurant “Un R de famille” in Geneva, so if you’re looking for a special book for your little ones this Xmas make sure you pop round !     “Lily meets the Stone-Muncher” tells the story of Lyli, a brave […]

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Find a Book, Find a Treasure

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I can never walk past a bookshop without having a quick look inside and, since becoming a mum, I’ve been able to indulge my love of books and retro designs even more. There’s definitely no bigger fan of “The Tiger Who Came To Tea” in this universe than yours truly. On a recent trip to France, I came across the Caroline books series by French cartoonist Pierre Probst and fell in love with […]

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