A Cup of Coffee and a Book (40)

A taste of France… further to a conversation I had yesterday with Becky, Debbie and Margaret, I got to thinking about books I had by French authors, one of which I had actually read in French, years ago

….and to add to the image, the cup is ‘La tête dans les Étoiles’, a design by Yves Deshoulières, created for the millennium (doesn’t that seem ages ago!)

The light was poor today, I used a wide aperture because I like doing that, but it does, of course, mean you can’t read the book titles, so they are:

Emily L by Marguerite Duras
Un Certain Sourire by Francoise Sagan (in French,a struggle to read!)

The Reprieve, Jean-Paul Sartre

Les Belles Images, Simone de Beauvoir

Suite Francaise, Irène Nemirovsky


  1. I like the commemorative cup, Sue. 🙂
    Best ishes, Pete.

  2. A nice one, Sue. I like the shallow depth of field – works well.
    I nearly did a French-inspired one, but can’t fond the book I was after. I’ll dig it out eventually!

  3. Of those, I’ve only read Suite Française. But – ahem – in French – it’s actually quite straightforward. The Millennium? Nope, hardly remember that at all.

  4. I think the shallow depth of field and the blurred covers add, rather than take away, a sense of intimacy. I love paradoxes.

  5. Now I am at a loss to explain the two cups, one overturned. Another great puzzle for Sherlock.

  6. First time I think I’ve read any of the books you’ve shared! Suite Française and A Certain Smile. In English – I could read French in the past, but not now.

  7. Oh my, reading the French version… makes me think of high school French lessons so very long ago and I never was any good at it… interesting composition Sue

  8. Lovely Sue . . . there is something rather wonderful about this one

  9. Loved lSuite francaise” and love your themed coffee and a book.

  10. At last! A coffee cup full of coffee!

  11. You are having fun, you ladies 🙂 🙂

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