I was so proud that France Today Live invited me to do a webinar on my favorite “Secrets of Nice”. We focused primarily on the Old Town with a mention of other great neighborhoods at the end. The enthusiastic audience posed some great questions at the end that would be particularly useful for first-time visitors to Nice. Have a look!Read the rest
Because not everyone is comfortable buying books on Amazon (Jeff Bezos is not a popular guy), I’ve decided to go the extra mile and make Nice Uncovered: Walks Through the Secret Heart of a Historic City available to bookstores. The process was a bit fiddly but involved submitting the manuscript to a platform that distributes to bookstores worldwide. Not that your local bookstore will have a shelf of “Nice Uncovered” books! Not yet anyway. Getting bookstores to devote their limited shelf space to any book is an uphill struggle, even more so when the author is not a brand name. But it’s a start.
What you can do is simply ask your local bookstore to order you a copy. And, maybe if enough people ask, they’ll decide to stock it!… Read the rest
I’m so proud of the congratulatory letter I received from Mayor Christian Estrosi after he received a copy of Nice Uncovered: Walks Through the Secret Heart of a Historic City. There’s nothing like being personally congratulated by a city’s mayor after you write about his city. I particularly like this sentence:
11 témoigne du profond attachement que vous avez pour notre belle cite, enracinée dans
l ‘histoire du Comte de Nice et ouverte sur le monde .
Translation: It testifies to the deep attachment you have for our beautiful city, rooted in the story of the County of Nice and open to the world.
Here is a copy of the letter:
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