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Bonnes Vacances: A Crazy Family Adventure in the French Territories Paperback – 6 Jun 2011
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'Filled with humorous anecdotes about travelling with a family and thoughtful insight… offers a refreshing take on the classic travelogue.'(France magazine)
'The maddest slice of France. Had me in stitches yet moving and touching too - how can one family have caused so much trouble?'(Jeremy Vine)
'Anyone who’s taken their children on holiday (or been a child on holiday) will find it funnier than Rosie did at the time. Hilaire!'(French Entrée)
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By courtesy of `The Travel Channel' this under funded, bizarre documentary is a true Comedy of Disasters. "Can it get any worse?" I ask myself through tears of laughter. I think the children would have totally agreed.
Only a British, dogged determination to `finish the trip', a strong survival instinct and a gloriously witty perception of the French psyche see them all safely back home, never, it would seem, to leave these Islands again.
It is a view of a family ripped from their London Suburban life and transported across the World on a limited budget. They spend their time meeting Tribal Chiefs and Bad Hoteliers; eating giant lizards and stale croissants and most impressively of all, return home still one big family.
It was funny and uplifting; you will laugh out loud and be left with a lump in your throat. Most of all, you will wish that this was your family.
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