The Map

In the novel, Gabriela needs to show Richard the area where she found the coin.  I am attaching a picture of the map we were always using for trips (weekend, vacation, or business).  I have another one that is much more detailed–to the point where specific houses, elevation, and hiking trails are shown–but I have … Read more

N’est-ce pas

In the novel, Maurice, the French intelligence officer, speaks a few idiomatic French phrases.  Some are  in argot, or slang, the others are regular everyday speech.This expression literally means “isn’t that so” and is used at the end of a phrase or sentence.  In idiomatic English, we would usually say “right.”  For example, in French, the expression … Read more