About Margo

Margo Lestz 08 cWho is Margo?

I am American by birth, but I now divide my time between London, England and Nice, France (with a sprinkling of other places thrown in for good measure). Life in a foreign country is never dull and every day is a new learning experience.

I describe myself as a perpetual student because I’m always taking some kind of course or researching a moment in history that has caught my fancy. I’m curious by nature and always want to know who, what, why, when, where, and how…

I share my adventures (and my questions) with Jeff, my husband of many years. I enjoy travel, history, observing cultures and traditions – and then writing about them, of course.

If you would like to read the longer version, click here.

What Does She Write?

In September 2012 I started my blog, The Curious Ramber (curiousrambler.com). I was just heading off to Florence, Italy to take an Italian course for three months and thought it would be a good way to keep in touch with family and friends. I started blogging about my experience in my course and, since I had always had a keen interest in history, I also started writing about that historic city.

After my return, I realised that I really enjoyed writing about history and culture, so I started searching for interesting stories in Nice, France, my adopted hometown. Later, I branched out to all of France, and other places that I visited. I believe history is fascinating, often funny, and should never be dull.

After a few years of blogging, I started to edit and put some of my stories into collections for publishing. My first book was French Holidays and Traditions, then came Curious Histories of Nice, France, then Curious Histories of Provence: Tales from the South of France. My latest book is Berets, Baguettes, and Beyond.  Click here to visit my Books page.

Where Else to Find Her?

Besides writing my blog, The Curious Rambler, I also contributes to:

Where to Find Her Books?

My books can be found on Amazon and other online sellers:

Amazon.COM  I  Amazon.CO.UK  I  Amazon.FR  I  Amazon.CA  I  Amazon.COM.AU

They are also available in the following bookstores in Nice:

  • Papeterie Rontani, 5 rue Alexandre Mari – This stationary shop in the Old Town is where Queen Victoria used to by her writing supplies.
  • Librairie Masséna, 55 rue Gioffredo – off Place Massena
  • Librairie de la Presse, 105 rue de France – This shop specializes in used English books, and the staff is especially friendly.


*Don’t Miss Anything

If you would like to receive an email every time I post an article (usually every two weeks), sign up to follow my blog, Curious Rambler. Go to http://curiousrambler.com and find the button that says “Follow this Blog.” It’s just above my photo in the sidebar to the right (or at the bottom if you are reading on a small device). Thank you for reading!

You can also find me on:

 CuriousRambler.com  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Google+  |  Amazon_Author_Page  |  Goodreads


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