Tuesday, April 1, 2008

C'est la Folie

I stumbled onto C'est la Folie from Amazon's "Customers who bought this item also bought" function. It's not available in the US, but was pretty cheap coming used from the UK, anyway... This is the story of Michael Wright, as he gives up his London life to move, alone, to a house in the middle of France. He does this simply to bring a change, some adventure, a breath of fresh air to his life. He is slowly accepted by and integrated into the community, as he begins to play the organ at the local church, joins the tennis club and moves his vintage plane down from England. The best descriptions of his life, though, come when talking about his animals. He has a cat and a few fish, but also collects a few chickens and some Ouessants, a kind of dwarf sheep. I really liked his voice in this, and it sounds from his website like there may be a sequel some day. I'll make an effort to find it...

Book 17

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