I’m in Australia – figuratively speaking that is!
Not actually me, but my book “My Good Life in France” is now available as a paperback in Australia…
You can get it at Booktopia on paper and Amazon.com.au on Kindle (links below).
I can’t tell you how exciting it is to see my book come out round the other side of the world. It’s incredible to me that as I sit here in my little pigsty working (not with pigs, it’s now my office!) in the middle of nowhere France, sharing my life on the internet, thousands of miles away someone might be reading my story.
My story was published in the UK in May 2017 and it’s become a “best Seller” on Amazon UK – a massive surprise and total thrill for me I can tell you.
It’s a gentle story – no sex, drugs and rock and roll, just the true tale of how I took my grieving dad to France on a day trip from London to buy some wine. I was trying to get him to ease up on the hard stuff by tempting him with delicious French vin. We bought the wine but I also somehow managed to end up buying a ramshackle old French house that hadn’t been loved or hardly lived in for more than 30 years – and it showed! Peeling wall paper, broken windows, metal doors that flapped in the wind and holes in the roof were just a few problems. My friends called it “the house of horrors”. But something happened when I saw it, I fell in love with it. I didn’t see the dirt floor, the metal pole holding up one end of the house – I saw the home it could be.
“It’s a money pit” said my dad. But at less than the cost of a Birkin handbag I threw caution to the wind and bought the old house which came with a big garden and a sheep. It changed my life for ever… and if you want to know how, you’ll have to read the book!
So my lovely Australian friends, here it is on:
I really hope you like it – please let me know if you do, I love hearing from people!
Bisous from the middle of nowhere France from me and my cats, dogs, chickens, geese, ducks, ducklings and hedgehogs…