Patrick Poivre

Famous French television journalist Patrick Poivre d’Arvor holds the record for the most televised newscasts, yet he has always pursued his writing career as well, and he is the author of nearly sixty works of fiction and non-fiction.

In 2010, two of his most recent books received high praise. La Bretagne vue par Patrick Poivre d’Arvor (Brittany viewed by Patrick Poivre d’Arvor) is a brilliant declaration of love for the Brittany region; Un mot de vous, mon amour (Words from you, my love) is an anthology of favorite love letters constituting a veritable ode to passion and a deep tribute to great poets and writers.
Patrick Poivre d’Arvor and his brother have recently co-authored Jusqu’au bout de leur rêves (All the way to the end of their dreams), a book celebrating the adventurers that have nourished their dreams. Finally, his latest book, Hemingway, la vie jusqu’à l’excès (Hemingway, life to an excess) is scheduled for publication by Arthaud in 2011.

The novel

The Dreadful Death of Victor Hugo

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

All around her, men were fanning themselves or wiping the sweat off their foreheads. Their tight collars prevented them from breathing freely in the stifling heat of Upper Egypt in May. As everyone was trying to please the hostess, however, no one dared loosen their ties. She herself did not seem to mind the heat. Not a drop of sweat, not the slightest fanning gesture. She sat smiling in her taffeta and organdie dress, smiling and gazing at each of those males eyeing her greedily and doing their best, inspite of the scorching heat, to make languid small talk. The most wordy of all was a charming Egyptologist (charming, that is, to those whom he did not speak ill of, namely those few guests who, as soon as they left, were sent back to François Tinville’s usual crowd of whipping boys). “Did I tell you that this very morning on the boat I received a message from the Baronne des…

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