Book Recommendation - L'installation électrique
by Thierry Gallauziaux and David Fedullo, 3rd Edition, published by Eyrolles in 2009
It is written in a way that assumes little or no previous experience of electrics and is very visual, with diagrams and illustrations throughout. This third edition covers the latest code changes and for most installations this books has everything that you need.
It is weak in two areas. Firstly, it covers solar PV and micro generation but not in any real depth, but this is best left for another volume anyway. Secondly, the installation of the tableau electrique or consumer box, is not that clear in places. Perhaps this is due, in part, to the fact that this is covered in another book by these authors on this subject.