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The second book in the Mill of the Flea series, continues the often farcical and always entertaining adventures of the author and his wife as they attempt to make a new life in rural France. As financial disaster looms, Rene & Me sees the author and his wife moving across the Channel to try and live off the land and their wits in an isolated corner of Normandy. They arrive at the ruined Mill of the Flea and embark on a series of hare-brained schemes as they struggle to come to terms with a very different culture. Then an unlikely ally arrives in the shape of wily countryman Rene Ribet, who offers to become their guide and mentor for what proves to be an unforgettable year - Told in the inimitable style which has already won the author an army of followers, Rene & Me is a sometimes hilarious, sometimes moving and always captivating celebration of human nature, people and above all, life and living.

HumourTravel & MapsPlaces & peoples: pictorial worksTravel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: La Puce Publications Publication Date: 01/06/1997 ISBN-13: 9780952363514  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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George's eccentricity and sense of fun precedes him through life. If anyone should know his onions about France and the french it is George, as he has been writing humorous, yet affectionate stories of his adventures and travels in and around France for the past 20 years. In his previous life, before taking up travel writing, he has enjoyed a diverse career path which included pickled onion manufacturer, private detective, night club bouncer, demolition engineer and seamstress, the only professional bed-tester in history and in his eventful spell as a publican he won the title of Worst Landlord in Britain for two consecutive years. But early on in his working life he wrote for a young girls' photo story comic and at the other end of the spectrum for a racey mens' mag. Though, he first developed the writing bug as a young boy in school when his slightly near to the knuckle tales were sold to his peers for sweet money. George now lives near his place of birth in Hayling Island with his wife and dog in between his forays to foreign parts.

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