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I was born in Guernsey (but now live in Brittany) and our main industry was growing tomatoes although that industry has now virtually disappeared. Growing tomatoes to a Guernseyman is like wine to a Frenchman, it's in our blood! I do not profess to be an expert, but I have picked up a few tips and techniques which work for me.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Read about life in France for ex-pats

To while away the long winters months I decided to write a fictional novel about a family moving to France from the UK.

Vantastic France follows the lives of the Taylor family as they sell up in the UK to start a new life in France. Forget the glossed over picture in some books, of this being a carefree time. When funds run out and work is hard to get, it is a totally different scenario and relationships suffer.

The family has its highs and lows, get snubbed  by other snooty ex-pats, that resent them moving into their village. This is real life in France a times, but obviously all my characters are fictional. However, you might recognise some similar traits in people that you might come across. 

I also now have a websites for the book stevebichard.com

The Amazon Kindle e-book Vantastic France by Steve Bichard is available on Amazon.com, UK and FR