the flea markets of france cover story…
Posted in books, france, pia's photos, recent work May 19th, 2009 by piablog

This is a new book from The Little Bookroom that was also released a couple of weeks ago. It’s called The Flea Markets of France and is a great guide for finding fabulous brocantes around the country. I was asked to create the cover! That’s my handiwork you see above. I collected things that I had bought at brocantes, and lay them out on an old pretty map of France. The fab book design team at The Little Bookroom made the label for the title. What do you think?

In more exciting news, both my book Paris: Made By Hand and this one, The Flea Markets of France were featured in the latest issue of British House & Garden magazine, with special mention about the covers!

The article reads “The covers of most travel guides are predictably pedestrian…so when you come across jackets as charmingly whimisical as those of Paris: Made By Hand and The Flea Markets of France, you foresee something different, more personal, within them.”

I’m chuffed to bits…

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  1. E says

    I love flea markets, I went to one on Saturday – however not nearly as cool as this… this looks fabulous.

    May 19th, 2009 | #

  2. valeria says

    yet again a beautiful layout! your so so talented girlie! many kudos!

    May 19th, 2009 | #

  3. Chookooloonks says

    Congratulations — but rest assured, those are well-deserved accolades. You do amazing work.

    May 19th, 2009 | #

  4. A Gift Wrapped life says

    Well I think it’s fabulous and creative.
    Congratulations, you are officially on a roll.
    A well-deserved one!

    May 19th, 2009 | #

  5. Maia says

    Gorgeous cover…I love it, Pia!

    May 19th, 2009 | #

  6. meg manion silliker says

    just fantastic!!! good on you!!

    May 19th, 2009 | #

  7. Christina says

    Congratulations to you! Just gorgeous!

    May 19th, 2009 | #

  8. heather thibodeau carleton says

    well done Pia!

    May 19th, 2009 | #

  9. jen laceda says

    Congrats! Your work is truly genius and unique! And so is your blog!!

    May 19th, 2009 | #

  10. jen laceda says

    p.s. i love that madelein pan!!

    May 19th, 2009 | #

  11. Amanda says

    Well they say you should never judge a book by it’s cover, but in this case, it’s entirely appropriate!!

    May 20th, 2009 | #

  12. ibb says

    Any Flea Market in the south area of France? Near Biarritz? Love them. But could find good ones near home.


    May 20th, 2009 | #

  13. Jennifer says

    Another lovely cover Pia. This one I shall buy for me and dream of going to France. Beautiful!

    May 20th, 2009 | #

  14. Zoë says

    I spent my last few Swiss franks on a magazine for the plane. And, just when I was feeling sad to be leaving such a beautiful place, and so tired I could hardly stay upright, and grumpy because they made us sit on the runway for half an hour so it was nearly midnight before I made it home – I turned the page and there was the review of your book. I was so chuffed – for you, for being glowingly reviewed in a big magazine – but also for me! I was chuffed that I knew an author featured in the pages of a big magazine. Lol! I wanted to tell the lady next to me “I know her!” (Luckily I didn’t because she turned out to be a grumpy German woman who fought me for the armrest the whole flight.) Haha. Famous by association 😀

    May 25th, 2009 | #

  15. Prêt à Voyager says

    very impressed, pia 🙂


    June 4th, 2009 | #

  16. sandi says

    Hi Pia,
    Sounds like your a very busy lady but if you get a chance to read “A Single Shard” by Linda Sue Park I think you will love it. Its about a boy who dreams of becoming a potter and its a fabulous little story. Cheers Sandi

    January 29th, 2010 | #

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