In this wonderful book, the writer Celia Brayfield tells of her year in 'la France profonde', a tiny village in the Bearn, France's answer to Texas and the land of the Three Musketeers. An insight into a writer's life that's full of funny and perceptive anecdotes - the wildlife in the woodpile, the low-life in the Fandango cafe, why Frenchman are so sexy (the uniforms? The arrogance?) Not to mention the portraits of Peter Mayle's children, some of the half-million Brits who are out there living their dreams.
Culture, countryside and cuisine - this is a book that gets to the essence of what makes France so special.