The House in France: A Memoir

The House in France: A Memoir

by Gully Wells

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ISBN-13: 9780307596826
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/21/2011
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 705,515
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Gully Wells was born in Paris, brought up in London, educated at Oxford, and moved to New York in 1979. She is a features editor at Condé Nast Traveler magazine. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children.


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The House in France 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
SuzeJones58 More than 1 year ago
My reaction... Phenomenally good read. I was extraordinarily impressed by the lives led by the subjects of this book. I'd definitely recommend buying this book. Only shortcoming is I feel a little short-changed on personal details of Gully's life. She mentions in her Thank You's that she was glad for editor-readers who kept her from revealing the most embarrassing parts. What a tease! Do tell us more!
catwak More than 1 year ago
Ms. Wells' stepfather, a great admirer of Jeremy Bentham, shared Bentham's belief in "felicific calculus," which she characterizes as allowing "you to do all the things that made you happy, as long as you didn't hurt anyone else." This memoir is a long love letter to people who embraced that principle with enthusiasm and to the house where they spent their summers for some 40 years. Ms. Wells rightly points their foibles and the hurt they sometimes caused, but she is unfailingly kind. And she writes like Nancy Mitford reincarnated -- which I intend as a huge compliment.
DrewMAW More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Very real.
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