Blogs in February 2024

The End Of Summer 6th February 2024

Your mother is not who you think she is… When the phone rings in Judy McVee’s Languedoc farmhouse, she knows her past has finally caught up with her. It’s her daughter, frantically asking why there are journalists on her...

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One Place de l’Eglise: A Year in Provence for the 21st century 6th July 2022

Escape to Languedoc in this poignant and transportative true account of life in a beautifully restored house in the south of France ‘This love affair between an English family and a very old French house is by turns turbulent,...

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Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored 29th July 2021

#worldnoir It’s the middle of a long hot summer on the French Mediterranean shore and the town is full of tourists. Two tired cops who are being slowly devoured by dull routine and family worries, deal with the day’s...

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French Exchange with Rubies 28th February 2020

When Elodie’s parents rejected her, she was sent to live with her controlling grandmother in Marseille. The only sign of her mother’s supposed affection for her were gifts of ruby necklaces which Elodie believed to be genuine. When we...

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The Burning Chambers 5th September 2018

Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse’s The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties . . . Carcassonne 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives...

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