Saturday, February 07, 2009

What is Helena Frith Powell reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Helena Frith Powell, author of All You Need to Be Impossibly French: A Witty Investigation Into the Lives, Lusts, and Little Secrets of French Women, Be Incredibly Sexy: A Crash Course in Getting Your Groove On--and Keeping It There, and other books.

Her new book, The Viva Mayr Diet, is due out this spring.

She writes the French Mistress column in The Sunday Times about living in France. She is a regular contributor to the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, Tatler Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar.

One paragraph from her entry:
At the moment I am reading The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh and The Pyramid by the Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, two very different books, but I am about to go to India and Sweden to interview them and so need to do some research. I have never read a crime book before apart from Raymond Chandler; it is fun, easy reading but I'm not sure I will ever be mad about the genre. I like the Ghosh enormously, it is atmospheric, tragic, almost epic in scope.[read on]
Visit Helena Frith Powell's website, and read about her top ten list of "sexy French books."

Writers Read: Helena Frith Powell.

--Marshal Zeringue