Life on a French Poster
iUniverse, 25 mei 2005 - 108 pagina's
Life on a French Poster is an evocative, informative read for anyone who can relate to escaping to a better life to find that even paradise has its pitfalls. It is about assimilating new cultures (Franglais-American in this case); Breathing new life into a 500-year old French priory (Does one save the torchis? or not?); Developing new skills (like buying property as a foreigner and ironing giant bedcovers); Having a laugh over dinner with visitors from around the world (that's table d'hotes); and Becoming a village sex symbol (by accident via the "love window.") Life on a French Poster details aspects of one significant year in the lives of author Patricia Pearson and her husband Dan. It is true account of their restoration of Le Prieure, a 16th century priory in the remote tourist village of Biron, Southwest France. Pearson's skillful description of the transformation of this rambling stone manoir into a luxury bed & breakfast is part adventure, part romance and part travelogue. The book title springs from a 1970s vintage tourist poster with Le Prieure (www.fancyfrance.net) prominently featured at the foot of Chateau Biron.
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Time Passes Times Change
Ready SetStopthen Go
Every Village Should Have a Monsieur Citterio
Our New Life Begins
If Its Tuesday Its London then Biron then
Discovering Treasures and Living History
Reality CheckThe Bank Says No
La Brocante Française
Winters Gray Mask
But Do the Ghosts Speak French?
The AmericanFrench War
The Dutch Ophelia
Finding Lost Worlds
The Heat Wave and Other Stories of Woe
Christmas and Some Kind Kooks
Funding a Dream by Selling Memories
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