One grey dismal day, Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she’d expected or planned for. Janine eventually gave up her job in London to move with her husband to live the good life in France. Or so she hoped. While getting to grips with the locals and la vie Française, and renovating her dilapidated new house, a building lacking the comforts of mains drainage, heating, or proper rooms, and with little money and less of a clue, she started to realize there was lot more to her new home than she could ever have imagined. These are the true tales of Janine’s rollercoaster ride through a different culture—one that, to a Brit from the city, was in turns surprising, charming, and not the least bit baffling.
|Publisher:||Michael O'Mara Books|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Janine Marsh is a travel writer with a particular focus on France.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This reads more like a blog with helpful hints on living in the country. The first part was interesting when finding, buying and moving. You don't know if they completed the house. She gets more into villages, pubs, neighbors.
The author does a great job telling her story and entertaining the reader. It's an engaging and quick read. And, the author includes familiar as well as new (well new to some of us) French works and phrases--fun and challenging! If you liked My Life in France or Almost French, you will enjoy My Good Life in France.