Le Tomcat Diaries : Lies, Fries, and Blue Skies in the South of France
For cat lovers and those Peter Mayle and Stephen Clarke fans who dream of moving to the South of France: Mr. Blinkers is not happy about emigrating to the South of France with Hans and Victoria, though he has been promised fountains of tuna. He should have known it was all a ploy. A British tabby cat knows better than to expect paradise in a foreign country. His point is duly proven when the Provencal villa that they move into turns out to be a disaster. From the moment the dubious, perfume-laden vendors arrive, things go south for the family. A perceptive tabby with incomparable skills of deduction, Mr Blinkers is set on a journey to discovering all the aches and pains of the villa, while Hans and Victoria try to recover their losses. At the same time he is adrift in a new place, and not a very nice one. Follow Mr. Blinkers as his humans survive in the Provencal villa, and he meets his lifelong love Roe, while floods threaten to wash away his favourite sleeping spot. Blinkers will come face to face with Jinx, a one-eared tomcat who terrorizes the street, HIS street. As Blinkers helps his humans navigate the treacherous French property market, a revenge plot unfolds involving a yappy poodle, the earless shadow cat and a very long, very slippy slide. In the end who knows what lessons Blinkers may pass onto his humans, in his endless quest for more attention, more power, and more tuna. Join Mr. Blinkers in Le Tomcat Diaries and discover how NOT to invest in the French property market. Tags: Cat gifts for cat lovers, cat lovers gifts, cat lover gifts, cat lover coffee mug, gifts for cat lovers, cat books, books about cats, cat books for kids, big cats book, cat picture book, pete the cat books, bad cat book, cats kids book, cat daddy book, free cat books, warrior cats books, cat books funny, cat who books, french riviera, cote d azur, nice france, south france, south of france, mediterranean, mediterranean sea, mediterranean cruise ports, paul through mediterranean eyes, a place in the sun, tim mcgraw a place in the sun, driving over lemons, The World According to Bob, james bowen, peter mayle, peter mayle books, french lessons peter mayle, stephen clarke, chris stewart, chris stewart books, year provence, a year in provence, bon courage, tout sweet.
- Paperback | 154 pages
- 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
- 02 Apr 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About E a Menches
E.A. Menches is the daughter of a Sales office Manager of an international company and a French Grammar School teacher whom the kids fondly nicknamed 'the dragon'. As a young child Menches started visiting France for family holidays and loved walking round the flea markets in Uzes. She has fond memories of the stone house they stayed in and swimming in the river. By age 12, she had started her French lessons, and went on to complete a degree in French and German, followed by a Post Grad in European Business Management. She used to have a flourishing translation agency which has now progressed to an international marketing agency. Her latest business offers an A-Z property search and relocation service for humans who are not on the ground, can't search for properties effectively in a weekend and, dont know the local business culture, ethics (or often lack of). She wants to help them avoid just getting blown away by the beauty of the place like she did. In 1998, while in Nice, France at a business meeting, she walked across the Place Massena (Main Square in Nice) and fell in love with the place. When asked by her employer at that that time if she envisaged working for them for a long time, she boldly told them, 'Yes if you send me to Nice'. Menches says she was fulfilling her dream of living in France, but it turned into one big nightmare. However, despite 13 years in court she still has many great and funny memories."