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The perfect escape,
This review is from: Tout Sweet: Hanging Up my High Heels for a New Life in France (Paperback)
I was sorry when I finished 'Tout sweet' because I could have stayed a lot longer with Karen in Poitou, sharing her crazy but sweet time there !
Bravely leaving behind a cushy, luxurious lifestyle in London (bit of a Carry Bradshaw there maybe ! ), Karen roughs it up in a rural, peaceful village of Poitou Charentes, while renovating an old house 'Maison Coquelicot', her new home. Hoping to find the next Great Love, Karen quickly mixes with the locals, french and british expats, all very quirky but endearing individuals. Well written and very funny, the author, an immediately loveable character, finds herself in hilarious and difficult situations, not least because of the pecularities of french etiquette !
If not the first english person to take the road to gaelic pastures, Karen's book stands out by its inherent humour, quality of writing and engaging tone that leaves one wishing for more of Karen's adventures in Poitou!
Perfect summer read or at anytime one needs some fresh air and mental escape !
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Initial post: 21 Aug 2013 22:19:32 BDT
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2014 13:43:31 BDT
Julia Probyn says:
Yes - why do few books about moving to Roscommon to paint charming-but-derelict house in Farrow and Ball and to pursue the sweet-but-eccentric locals? Now there's a gap in the market for you.
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