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Posted November 7, 2003
As a dedicated Francophile and one who has always dreamed of having a house in France, I eagerly bought this book, hoping that it would be as good as its title promised. My expectations were exceeded. Betsy Draine and Micheal Hinden's account of their search for, purchase of, and summers spent in their house in the Dordogne is well-written and engaging. I hope they will write a second installment so that their readers can follow their further adventures (we hope) in their house with the castle in the backyard! I strongly recommend this book for anyone who loves France or who dreams of living abroad.
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Posted November 23, 2013
After an extended search, the two authors bought a small home in the village of Castelnaud (located in Dordogne, west central France) that they intended to use as a summer getaway. (During the winter, the authors taught at the University of Wisconsin.) The book is a loving, caring picture of their experiences, their neighbors, and their love for the region.
A good read for anyone interested in the charm that life can bring, but a must read for someone who has visited the region.
Posted April 26, 2012
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