Author: Janine Marsh
Categories: Autobiography & Memoir
Price: £9.99Buy from Amazon
Publication date: 4 May 2017
About the book:
One grey dismal day, Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she’d expected or planned for.
Janine eventually gave up her job in London to move with her husband to live the good life in France. Or so she hoped. While getting to grips with the locals and la vie Française, and renovating her dilapidated new house, a building lacking the comforts of mains drainage, heating or proper rooms, and with little money and less of a clue, she started to realize there was lot more to her new home than she could ever have imagined.
These are the true tales of Janine’s rollercoaster ride through a different culture – one that, to a Brit from the city, was in turns surprising, charming and not the least bit baffling.
''Warm, uplifting, and effervescent...Janine's voice and humor bubbles right off the page, making you want to pack your bags and visit her fixer-upper home in rural France' — Samantha Verant
'If you've ever dreamed of discovering "the real France," you won't want to miss this delightful book' — Keith Van Sickle