The Good Life France Magazine

The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...

Published by the award winning team at The Good Life France

1 year ago

Issue No. 15

Discover the Drome, Nyons - the last Provencal frontier, Charente-Maritime, Burgundy, Paris gastronomy, Nice, secret Provence, recipes, a whole lot more. It's the next best thing to being in France...

BOOK GIV But you are in

BOOK GIV But you are in France Madame by Catherine Berry Catherine Berry, her husband and three children unzipped and discarded their comfortable Australian lifestyle and slipped on life in the country of haute couture. On arrival, there was no celebrity designer waiting ready to pin and fit their new life to them. So, they threw it on and wore it loosely, tightly, uncomfortably, any old how—until they learned for themselves how to trim, hem and stitch à la française. This book is testament to the joyous, but not always easy, journey that they took along the way. Read our review CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO ENTER THE DRAWS Uncorked by Paul Shore Celebrating the “uncorking” of a few tightly held traditions that are near and dear to hearts of the locals of the Cote d’Azur and Provence. Like being taught to play pétanque (boules) under the clandestine cover of darkness; drinking pastis before noon; navigating narrow village roads at top driving speed. Shore also “uncorks” personal awakenings about the value of following roadsless-travelled and making time to smell-the-roses, as we cultivate friendships and traditions. And, through exposure to the life of artist Marc Chagall, Shore reflects on the challenges that all newcomers face to gain acceptance in a foreign land. Read our review

E AWAYS See over the page for more great give aways including some delish rose wine! Chateau for Sale by Carrie Parker Can someone really be in love with two people at the same time? Kate thinks so when she falls for Nick. But inevitably she has to choose. Escaping to Nick’s château in southern France seems like the answer. The betrayal of her beloved husband, Alastair, leaves Kate racked with guilt, but things are only going to get worse. She neveer imagined how fiercely loyal Alastair’s best friend, Richard, would prove to be, nor the dire consequences of his loyalty. Instead of the new start that she’d hoped for, Kate’s life at the château descends into a nightmare, taking her to the brink of despair,and when you’re desperate you’ll do anything... Read our review Leonardo da Vinci: The Amboise Connection by Pamela Shields A fascinating book about one of the greatest men who ever lived. he lived in the Loire Valley as the guest of a king at the end of his life. He was a tourist attraction then, and still is. The book is full of interesting facts and anecdotes about Leonardo's time in the Chateau de Clos Lucé in Amboise - a must read for all Da Vinci fans and visitors to this lovely part of France. Read our review French for Divorce by Carys Evans British Catherine and French Jacques live the good life in France until Jacques starts fraternising with a colleague and Catherine realises all is not equal in love and war. Facing her own personal Brexit, Catherine becomes a character in her very own surreal adventures, to the backdrop of chic restaurants, chalets and chateaux. The couple’s colourful allies of French gendarmes, champagne-guzzling best friends, improbable lovers and a charmingly chauvinistic father-in-law accompany them down their road to disunion or reunification in a country that gives infidelity the Presidential seal of approval. Read our review

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