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Best Foot Forward By Susie Kelly

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When Susie Kelly decides, in her 50s, on a whim, to trek alone across France, she entrusts her French farmhouse full of assorted animals to a total stranger from Texas. For each of them it is a life-changing experience. A touching, true story of English eccentricity, the Texan pioneering spirit, and 2 women old enough to know better.
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Best Foot Forward: A 500-Mile Walk Through Hidden France by Susie Kelly

While Susie doggedly tramps 500 miles over unknown terrain, from La Rochelle to Lake Geneva in Switzerland, frequently lost and either too hot or too cold, Texan Jennifer Shields copes heroically with lost dogs, erratic electricity, old men hiding in bushes, and a language she cannot speak. Both find their resourcefulness and ingenuity tested to the limit as, in their own ways, they explore and enjoy the culture, cuisine and people of Europe's most fascinating country. Key words: France travel, Switzerland travel, Biography & Autobiography Adventurers and Explorers, Babyboomer Adventure, Boomer adventure, budget camping, long distance walking, long distance hiking, unknown France, camping, solo hiking, solo walking, solo travel, France humor, humor, humour, France humour, walking holidays, walking, hiking, endurance sport

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Best Foot Forward Reviews

'A book to inspire' Good Housekeeping Magazine; 'There are a handful of authors who will achieve that elusive trick of making you laugh out loud. For me it's James Herriot, Bill Bryson & Susie Kelly.' French Entree Magazine; 'What a great sense of humour Susie has. It makes her writing so endearing. She's down to earth, kind-hearted and insightful. You feel as though you are walking with her.' US Reader; 'An amazing lady. Susie is an excellent author, descriptive, informative, and able to paint a picture with words that makes me feel like I am beside her on her journey. Perfect for the Francophile, the armchair adventurer, and the lover of good literature for this is surely literature.' Vine Voice reviewer; 'Reading her books is like listening to relaxing music.' US reader; 'This is one of the best travel books I have read to date. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every drop of it.' Vine Voice reviewer; 'How anyone man or women could leave their home (in the care of good person) and set of to WALK right across France is beyond me. She is an amazing person, so left reliant and brave she is incredible. The writing is in the style of a friend talking to you over a coffee, it is so personal. I have found a fabulous author in Susie Kelly and would recommend her books to everyone.' UK reader

About Susie Kelly

Born a Londoner, travel writer Susie spent most of the first 25 years of her life in Kenya. In 2014, her memoir I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry about an abusive childhood growing up in post-war London and Kenya, was a US digital bestseller. She now lives in south-west France with her husband and assorted animals. She believes that her explosive temper is a legacy from her Irish-American grandfather, but has no idea who to blame for her incompetence as a housewife. Susie Kelly is the Patron of the 2015 Charroux International Literary Festival.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE - The Beginning CHAPTER TWO - How Do You Say 'Merde'In English? CHAPTER THREE - There Are Chateaux AndChateaux, And Donkeys And Donkeys CHAPTER FOUR - Dancing A Red Fandango CHAPTER FIVE - Bring Me Some Figgy Pudding CHAPTER SIX - Being Insistent CHAPTER SEVEN - Yes, It's Very Close. No, It'sMiles Away CHAPTER EIGHT - In A Pool Of Nice Cold Water CHAPTER NINE - Castration Techniques, Murder, And Jennifer's Having A Bad Time CHAPTER TEN - Really, Truly, Absolutely Frozen CHAPTER ELEVEN - The Hilarious Prospect Of Freezing To Death CHAPTER TWELVE - 12 Miles Is A Long Way To Walk For A Loaf Of Bread CHAPTER THIRTEEN - And Where Are You From? And Where Are You From? CHAPTER FOURTEEN - Mowgli Keeps His Cool CHAPTER FIFTEEN - Grotty By Name CHAPTER SIXTEEN - Hello, And Goodbye CHAPTER SEVENTEEN - Free! CHAPTER EIGHTEEN - Paradise Found CHAPTER NINETEEN - The End

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Best Foot Forward: A 500-Mile Walk Through Hidden France by Susie Kelly
Susie Kelly
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