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March 2018
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Best value MAPS of FRANCE, and keeping the children amused

Your Reading for March

Hosting Hapless Helpers

by Karen Luff

Karen Luff, the author, left her native UK with her husband and five year old son for a new life in France over 12 years ago. The large house they fell in love with is called Le Chataignier, and it came with a cottage, several barns and land. Like […]

Your reading for February

by Susan Keefe

Lagrasse and the Corbières : Life in the deep south of France

by Stuart Benton

A thoroughly entertaining guide to the Corbières region of southern France.

This wonderfully entertaining and informative book is not only a great read but it also offers priceless glimpses into the breath-taking […]

Your reading for January

Unedited! (Because life is): Recipes, ramblings and a few creative ideas from the kitchen at The Cosy Pigsty

by Kati Barr-Taylor The title of this wonderful book draws you in doesn’t it, and then as soon as you read the introduction you realise that this is not going to be your run of the mill […]

Your reading for December . . .

Reviews by Susan Keefe The God Mind Principles

by Krystyna Fowler and Phillip Fowler

What an amazing and life changing book! Jointly written by husband and wife Spiritual Writers Krystyna and Phillip Fowler, The God Mind Principles is a truly enlightening book, which if you want, can be the catalyst to change your life […]

Your reading for October

by Susan Keefe One Step Ahead by Avraham Azrieli The war time ordeals of a Jewish mother and her 7 children. This story is an amazing true account of the wartime struggles of a Jewish woman named Ester Parnes, her husband Samuel, and their seven children. In June 1944 they believe that they are safe […]

Your recommended reading for July

by Susan Keefe

The China-America Alliance: East Asian and American Cultural Values Promote Global Harmony by Jack C. Westman The China-America Alliance makes a compelling case that the USA and China hold the keys to the future of the condition of man and the health of the planet.However, the question is… Does mankind have the […]

Your Reading for June by Susan Keefe

My Good Life in France

by Janine Marsh

Do people really buy a house in another country on impulse, or is it just something TV shows fool you into believing? Well, the author Janine Marsh certainly did just that on a wet and windy February cross channel day out with her husband Mark, and […]

Your reading for May

Reviews by Susan Keefe

At home in the Pays d’Oc

by Patricia Feinberg Stoner


People change, and Patricia’s husband Patrick, otherwise known as Himself, proves this by holidaying, and then buying a maison secondaire in the Languedoc region of France, after stating emphatically just after they met that he doesn’t like France. This […]

Your reading for April . . .

One Mother’s Journey: Creating My Family through In Vitro Fertilization

by Jennifer Prudenti

For most of us women having a baby is something we naturally want, and assume it will just happen, sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t.

In this frank and detailed book the author, Jennifer Prudenti, with timely insertions from her husband […]

Your reading for February

From the Western Front to Salonika – A French Soldier Writes Home (1914-1918)

by Catherine LaBaume-Howard

Catherine Labaume-Howard the editor of this fascinating book was very fortunate to have been born in the house of her maternal grandfather, Pierre Suberviolle, and she knew him until he died, when she was 24.

Some time passed […]