16 Mar 2011

A Feast At The Beach

Childhood memories are all the sweeter with time so perhaps that is why William Widmaier’s, A Feast at the Beach is such a delicious read.

His recollection of summers spent in St Tropez, with his grandparents, paints a picture of a Provence that I wish I had known.

In ten bite size chapters, accompanied with recipes from his grandmother’s kitchen, William shares the discoveries he makes each summer in his new French world.

If you wish to be transported to a St Tropez of long ago then A Feast at the Beach is the perfect interlude… xv

image – william widmaier

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A Gift Wrapped Life

This sounds like a fabulous read Vicki. Just read the first two pages and then shopped it in Kindle. It would have been perfect this afternoon but sounds like worth the wait in real book format. I am off to order. Much love XO


This sounds glorious. There's also Colette's Break of Day for a wonderfully sensuous glimpse into a past St Trop!

Sunday Taylor

Yes I do wish to be transported back to St. Tropez of long ago! Will definitely look for this book. Provence may be my favorite place in the world. I agree with Deborah about Colette's "Break of Day," a wonderful book that captures this part of the world.

The enchanted home

Thanks! I am an avid reader (or used to be and like to think I still am:) but this subject is right up my alley and a good excuse to get started on a reading roll again! Thanks……sounds wonderful and I could use a good novel to transport me somewhere else:-)


Oh I love a good travel read especially since I will be in this neck of the woods. I will have to keep an eye out for it :) x


The book sounds wonderfully nostalgic… I will pop past our local "bouquiniste" to enquire… thank you for the recommendation… I hope it's another lovely day en Provence!


Sounds heavenly. In this crazy world we live in, there is nothing better than being reminded of a different, slower, simpler time. I'm off on a beach holiday soon and this sounds like the perfect book to enjoy slowly in the sunshine.

Lost in Provence

Ooh! This is the second time that I have heard of this book and of course I had already completely forgotten about it though it was on my "must read" list–thank you for the reminder. I agree with Solange in that we all could use a bit of an escape right about now…


thank you for the book recommendation, I just got it at Amazon to take to the beach! Sadly, not St. Tropez but Miami is warm right now.
take care… Cyndy

Verandah House

Forgot to mention, Jess wrote a comment on her blog after you left a message, would love you to read it, she is truely a huge fan of your books, we both would look through them together and chat about your beautiful girls and what life would be like for them in Paris, of course we loved looking at the beautiful pictures as much as reading the books from cover to cover.

Have a lovely day xx


Strange view the church should not be there ! Its looks like the little port called "La Ponche" and le clocher is normally behind ! Whatever I am pleased to discover a new book ! Thanks Sunny Side

*Chic Provence*

Hi Vicki, this looks like the perfect next book to get lost in..just finished Pat Conroy's South of Broad…whew!..this will be welcome change!

thanks so much!




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