On the trail of Louise Penny
It was a quiet day on Rue Saint Louis. The weather was cool and blustery, and a light rain fell for most of the day. Alison ventured out during one of the breaks in the rain to find Tania's, the only fabric store within walking distance of our flat. Alas, their fabrics cater to the dress-maker and not the quilt-maker, so her quest for Canadian-themed fabrics (maple leafs, fleur-de-lis, etc.) will continue.
For dinner, Alison selected Le Petit Coin Latin for exactly one reason: there was a poster in the window picturing Louise Penny, an author that Alison and I have been reading lately. (Can I say that I have read a book if I actually listened to it read aloud as an audio book? I've wondered that of late.) Ms. Penny has written a series of mystery novels, all of which are set in and around Quebec City.
As it turns out, selecting a restaurant because they display a poster of a familiar author is not necessarily the best idea gastronomically. Although the poster was in the window because Ms. Penny herself sat in that restaurant to write one of her books back in 2010, the food was very disappointing. C'est la vie.
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