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Forget Peter Mayle - this is the real rural France
on 14 January 2017
This is a great book. Forget Peter Mayle, certainly in my own part of rural south west France it too is more Serge Bastarde than ‘A Year in Provence’ or ‘A Good year’. The book was really enjoyable, and on every page there appeared a character to whom I could relate to. The local French, with the the fun for all the family butchery of whatever creature they have just killed, the endemic drink driving, and the locals who look like they were conceived more to the sound of banjos than Freddy Jackson or Luther Vandross, to the bonhomie of the larger than life characters who know a man who knows a man….. Then there are the British expats who range from the various degrees of genteel retirement, the long haired ‘new / alternative lifestyle’ seekers, (and the endemic drink driving too) to the many bob a job chancers / 'artisans' operating at the very outer margins of what could be most charitably describe as legality. In summary, a great book, which gives a humorous insight into the real rural France.