By ADRIAN TAHOURDIN
Nice coincidence, or a case of great minds thinking alike? In this week’s TLS our columnist J. C. gives a charming and vivid account of a recent visit to the Normandy seaside town of Cabourg, which was said to be the inspiration for Proust’s Balbec in his novel. The very next day I read a two-page spread in Le Monde on: the Grand Hôtel in Cabourg . . . .