What do you do when your daughter tells you it's time to leave the nest? Throw the computer into the back of the car, pack your bags and move your entire household, including your cats, to France, naturally. Celia Brayfield tells of her year in "la France profonde", a tiny village in the Bearn, France's answer to Texas and the land of the Three Musketeers. The book gives an insight into a writer's life that's full of funny and perceptive anecdotes - the wildlife in the woodpile, the low-life in the Fandango cafe, why Frenchmen are so sexy, not to mention the portraits of Peter Mayle's children, some of the half-million Brits who are out there living their dreams.
Celia Brayfield is the author of nine novels including the international bestseller, Pearls, as well as a non-fiction guide to storytelling in popular fiction, Bestseller. Before becoming a full-time novelist, she wrote for the Evening Standard and The Times. She has one daughter, with whom she now lives in west London.