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Product details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Survival Books; 8th Revised edition (1 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905303378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905303373
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 21.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 374,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Hampshire was born in England and after serving in the Royal Air Force he was employed for many years in the computer industry, before taking up writing full-time in the '80s. His work has taken him around the world and he has lived and worked in many countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Panama, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the USA. David is an authority on living, working, retiring and buying property abroad, and is the author, co-author or editor of over 20 titles, including the best-selling Living and Working in America, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, London, New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland. David lives in Bath, England with his partner Alexandria.
A complete list of David's books (sole author unless indicated) is shown below:
Buying a Home in Australia - co author
Buying a Home in France
Buying a Home in Italy
Buying a Home in Portugal
Buying a Home in Spain
Buying or Renting a Home in London - co-author
Buying or Renting a Home in Switzerland - co author
Buying Selling & Letting Property
Culture Wise America - co-author
Culture Wise Australia - co-author
Culture Wise England - co-author
Living and Working in America
Living and Working in Australia
Living and Working in Britain
Living and Working in Canada - co-author
Living and Working in France
Living and Working in London - co-author
Living and Working in New Zealand
Living and Working in Spain
Living and Working in Switzerland
Retiring in France
US Immigration Handbook - co-author

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In-depth and honest, Hampshire provides all the necessary information for the administration and the experience of purchasing in France. --French Magazine

Hampshire's inimitable, easy style demystifies much of the confusion surrounding what is largely unknown for prospective home buyers. Indispensable in allowing readers to further their research. --Living France Magazine

Hampshire writes with a humour that makes a more entertaining read than the average home-buying guide, but he packs in the information, too. --Everything France

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gremlin on 16 Feb 2012
Format: Paperback
This book provides a straight-forward and easy to read guide to the pros and cons of buying a property in France. All of the information is available for free on the internet, but this is a lot easier way of finding it!
Some of the sections could do with being written in greater depth. However, each offers a broad range of information which can then be used as a basis for further reasearch.
The book is well laid-out in logical sections and has a number of useful appendices.
Buy this book before you consider others.
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By Ms. D. Slater on 28 Dec 2012
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This covered everything you need to know to move to France. Put in a clear way so that you felt the information was valid . Pleased I bought this book .
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Excellent Book on Living in France 3 Dec 2014
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I"m planning to move to France ASAP and I have several other books on the subject but I find that this book is filled with details that the other books lack although they're all very interesting and informative. Very well written and I wish Hampshire
would write a newer version of this excellent book.
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Waiting for it to come! 24 Aug 2013
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Ordered this so I can escape the clutches of the US and move to a more civilized place in the world. A summer in Normandy completely changed my outlook on life.
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