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Home & Dry in Normandy book. As they set about renovating the Mill of the Flea, Rene Ribet arrives in his ramshackle caravan to assume squatters’ rights.

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As they set about renovating the Mill of the Flea, Rene Ribet arrives in his ramshackle caravan to assume squatters’ rights. Their mentor promises to school them in the ways of the French countryside, but what the innocents abroad are yet to learn is that Mr. Ribet is known locally as The Fox of Cotentin

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. The brilliantly entertaining true story of how one couple set out with a dream of moving to France - and got far more than they ever bargained fo. OME & DRY IN NORMANDY is the first of two books following t. .

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. OME & DRY IN NORMANDY is the first of two books following the adventures of George and Donella East as they try to realise their dream of living the good life in rural France.

Home & Dry in Normandy: A Memoir Of Eternal Optimism In Rural France. The brilliantly entertaining true story of how one couple set out with a dream of moving to France - and got far more than they ever bargained for. HOME & DRY IN NORMANDY is the first of two books following the adventures of George and Donella East as they try to realise their dream of living the good life in rural France

When George and Donella East buy a derelict mill in Normandy with only an overdraft to their names, they know it will take more than luck to realize the dream of living the good life. As they set about renovating the Mill of the Flea, Rene Ribet arrives in his ramshackle caravan to assume squatters’ rights. Their mentor promises to school them in the ways of the French countryside, but what the innocents abroad are yet to learn is that Mr. Ribet is known locally as The Fox of Cotentin. A series of doomed survival schemes ensues, and with financial disaster looming, the couple’s vision of a new life seems to be fading fast. This is a hilarious foray into French country domesticity.

Comments: (2)

Blueshaper
Excellent read. George is a gifted writer, and his words breathe life into the people in his adopted Normandy village. I've visited Normandy several times, but this book truly showed me the real existence of Normandy life. Highly recommended. I enjoyed this book more than the novels of most big-name prolific authors.
Lamranilv
This is no dry description of the cold hard facts and potential pitfalls of buying a property in France, it is a humourous, poignant and very readable chronicle of the whole process, and the people encountered during it, from the first wish to the eventual fulfilment of a dream that many, many people share. The insights into the very different attitude to life and mind set of their growing circle of friends and neighbours is educational in itself, I wish I had read it before we bought our property in Normandy, we would have understood more about what was happening, laughed a lot more and would have probably been a lot less stressed!

This is an enjoyable read for anyone and not just for people who are buying or thinking about buying property in France, it is a book for anyone who can enjoy reading about some of life's characters in a story about a couple actually getting up and doing something that most others only dream about.

I laughed out loud at some parts and felt their sorrow at others in a book that explains, with insight and humour, a lot of things about France and the French that I, for one, have never quite grasped before, putting all this into a story that held me from page one.

By the time you finish you feel that you know George & Donella West and that you would instantly recognize any one of the characters described in the book. You are able to sense their changing attitudes to the local people and, in turn the locals attitude to them as the story progresses. It is the first in a series and I really look forward to reading the rest.
Home & Dry in Normandy: A Memoir of Eternal Optimism in Rural France download epub
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: George East
ISBN: 0752877380
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Publishing (April 1, 2006)
Pages: 288 pages