I’ve recently treated myself to two newly published books on France.  The first, Paris: Made by Hand is by stylist and blogger Pia Jane Bijkerk who reveals 50 of her favourite craft studios and boutiques all featuring works made by hand.


If you have come across Pia’s work before you will know she is also an accomplished photographer and has taken all the shots herself, as well as researching the book and writing the text.  It is a beautiful handbag-sized book and I can’t wait to visit Paris again and start exploring its hidden corners.

My latest copies of Selvedge magazine and BBC Homes & Antiques have both featured the book, so I sent a quick email and images to Pia to let her know.  I was very excited to see my photos on her lovely blog.

The second is The Flea Markets of France by Sandy Price which features thirty of the best markets, along with inspiring photographs.  I have been to France on holiday many times over the years and can’t think of a time I have returned without something vintage wedged into the boot of the car or squeezed into my hand baggage.


Isn’t the front cover design great?  In case you were wondering it is also by Pia Jane Bijkerk.

They are both published by The Little Bookroom, New York which specialises in travel books that take readers off the beaten track.

I’m delighted with both!

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