My Four Seasons in France

My Four Seasons in France : A Year of the Good Life

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A little over ten years ago, Janine Marsh and her husband Mark gave up their city jobs in London to chase the good life in the countryside of northern France. Having overcome the obstacles of starting to renovate her dream home - an ancient, dilapidated barn - and fitting in with the peculiarities of her new neighbours, Janine is now the go-to expat in the area for those seeking to get to grips with a very different way of life.

In the Seven Valleys, each season brings new challenges as well as new delights. Freezing weather in February threaten the lives of some of the four-legged locals; snow in March results in a broken arm, which in turn leads to an etiquette lesson at the local hospital; and a dramatic hailstorm in July destroys cars and houses, ultimately bringing the villagers closer together.

With warmth and humour, Janine showcases a uniquely French outlook as two eternally ambitious expats drag a neglected farmhouse to life and stumble across the hidden gems of this very special part of the world


Praise for Janine Marsh's My Good Life in France:

'Warm, uplifting, and effervescent ... Janine's voice and humor bubble right off the page, making you want to pack your bags and visit her fixer-upper home in rural France' - Samantha Verant, author of Seven Letters from Paris

'If you've ever dreamed of discovering "the real France", you won't want to miss this delightful book' - Keith Van Sickle, author of One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 235.87g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1789290473
  • 9781789290479
  • 43,498

Review quote

"If you've ever dreamed of discovering 'the real France', you won't want to miss this delightful book." --Keith Van Sickle, author, One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence
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About Janine Marsh

Janine Marsh lives in northern France with her husband and myriad pets. She is unable to resist a stray animal, and the word is out. She works from a converted pig sty when she's not travelling around France doing research for her website, which tells you everything you need to know about France and more.

She gave up a sensible job in London, where she was born, to renovate a bargain basement barn and turn it into a home - an ongoing project. Along the way she became maid to four cats, three dogs, four geese, nine ducks (that's a long story) and thirty-eight chickens! And about eight hedgehogs when they're awake.

She is an award-winning travel writer and social media fan who loves to share her life, explorations and photos on Facebook at The Good Life France.
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Rating details

515 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 43% (220)
4 37% (189)
3 16% (84)
2 3% (17)
1 1% (5)
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