petite anglaise

January 31, 2011

signed books, anyone?

Filed under: book stuff — petiteanglaise @ 12:23 am

I have several copies of my memoir ‘petite anglaise’ (various formats, various languages) and also of my novel ‘French Kissing’ gathering dust at home and I’ve decided to make them available online.

Naturally I’ll keep one of each edition for my special vanity shelf (which has pride of place above our toilet), but I’d rather the rest were signed and dispatched off to good homes.

So, if you’d like a signed copy of either book, with a message inside of your choosing, please drop me a line at this address and we’ll sort out the logistics.

Available editions include:

French Kissing

UK paperback (only a couple of copies left!)
UK paperback (large print)

Petite Anglaise

US hardback
US paperback
Canadian hardback
UK large print paperback
Lithuanian edition (one left!)
Hebrew edition (a couple left!)
Finnish hardback (one!)

Price: (to cover postage, packing and chocolate – via paypal)

hardbacks and large sized paperbacks €15
small format paperbacks (US, Hebrew) €10

August 27, 2009


Filed under: book stuff — petiteanglaise @ 2:52 pm

In honour of official ‘French Kissing’ publication day, I just wanted to answer a lot of the queries I’ve been receiving on facebook and by email about the novel’s availability abroad.

As things currently stand, I only have a Doubleday Canada release date – March 2010.

The Penguin UK version should be available in the high street bookshops in the UK, throughout the Commonwealth and in a selection of English language bookshops abroad (including WH Smiths in Paris).

In the meantime, if you are outside the UK and wish to get your hands on a copy, your best bet is probably to order it from the Book Depository – it’s reasonably priced and they will ship it anywhere in the world for free.

I do hope you enjoy it.

So. Shameless self-promotion over. I shall now go back to fretting about what my friends and family think of it.


July 4, 2009

à titre d'information…

Filed under: book stuff — petiteanglaise @ 9:42 pm
french kissing_NEW

Our little family of three (plus bump) is heading to Turkey (more specifically, to the Lycian coast) for two weeks, so things will be (even) quieter than usual around here.

In the meantime, I leave you with the cover of my first novel, published as a paperback original in late August in the UK (to follow in March 2010 in Canada), which is now available for pre-order on and elsewhere online.

Those of you who have been paying attention will note that I’d originally titled the book ‘Rendez-vous’ – which is also the name of the online dating site featured in the story.

The marketing powers-that-be decided to go with ‘French Kissing’ instead, and I’d be quite interested to hear which title people prefer…

June 4, 2009

feeling blue

Filed under: book stuff — petiteanglaise @ 9:48 am
paperback cover US

I just happened to spot the new cover for the Random House paperback edition of petite, published in the US and Canada on 9 June (which I suspect will be overshadowed by Tadpole’s birthday, on the very same day!)

I had no idea it was going to be blue, and while I like the shade very much (as my wardrobe can testify), I can’t help thinking that it clashes somewhat with my blog colour scheme…

If you are on the other side of the pond, you can order a copy from Amazon US or Amazon Canada, or from your local bookstore.

Hopefully my author copies will be making an appearance in my letter box any day now.

February 5, 2009


Filed under: book stuff — petiteanglaise @ 4:49 pm

At the risk of upsetting those of my readers who find self-promotion irritating, I just wanted to share with you the contents of the package that arrived this afternoon.

It occurs to me that Tadople may be a little vexed when she comes home from school and realises she is no longer a cover ‘star’ but, all in all, I’m very pleased with the book in its newest incarnation.

So, um, paperback petite should now be widely available in UK bookshops and supermarkets for as little as £4.00 (that’s the current going rate on Amazon, via the link to the right). The eagle-eyed among you will also note that there’s a trip to Paris on Eurostar up for grabs via a competition lurking within.

As of next week I shall be absconding to Belize with The Boy on my honeymoon in a bid to avoid teh internets in general (and Amazon rankings, in particular). I’ll be back to wow you with blurry photos of underwater fauna at the beginning of March.

September 24, 2008

cover up

Filed under: book stuff — petiteanglaise @ 6:11 pm

I don’t think it has quite been finalised yet (there’s the small matter of making the word ‘Anglaise’ more readable which needs addressing) but I just stumbled, quite by chance, upon the paperback cover of the British edition of ‘petite anglaise’ on Amazon UK and thought it might be nice to share it with you.

As you can see, petite has undergone an extreme makeover. The marketing powers-that-be have decided that it’s out with the pushchair and métro sign and in with a possibly-less-than-subtle, curlicued Eiffel tower.

I like it. Because it screams ‘Paris’ and ‘romance’ rather than ‘mummy lit’. Because I love the turquoise-blue background and the embossed tower – to which, admittedly, this rather washed-out jpeg doesn’t really do justice, but trust me, I have a cardboard version. I rather like the cover quotes too, front and back. It’s truly amazing what can be distilled from a five hundred word review by those initiated in the dark art that is ‘cover blurbing’.

Paperback petite is due to hit the shops in February 2009, so why it’s already on Amazon, I’m not entirely sure. But if you’d like to pre-order a copy, be my guest.

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