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A House In The Sunflowers

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Author: Ruth Silvestre

Genre: Biography & Memoirs
Format: E-book
ISBN: 9780749015985
Rights: World
Pub. Date: 25th November 2013

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Part of the series:
Sunflowers Trilogy

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A reissue of a much-loved A&B classic. A delightful read for anyone who dreams of another life abroad...

This is the story of a dream come true. In 1976, in the Lot-et-Garonne region of south-west France, Ruth Silvestre and her family found Bel-Air de Grezelongue, a house that had been left, deserted and uninhabited for ten years. They fell in love with it.

A House in the Sunflowers tells of their affair with the house, from the search and initial frustrations, their euphoria when they finally bought it and the challenges of renovation and gradual assimilation into the local community. It provides rare glimpses of French family life in the region that is considered the gastronomic centre of France, complete with mouth-watering descriptions of meals in the sun and fascinating insights into the history and customs of this area.

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These three books (A House in the Sunflowers, Reflections of Sunflowers, A Harvest of Sunflowers) are the most authentic stories of someone willing to be absorbed into French rural life. Our experiences are almost the same,although some things are changing, many of the old characters passing away. We have had a wonderful 22yr. experience, the only regret being that we cannot anticipate another 20 yrs. Thank-you to our thoughtful & adorable French friends & neighbours. Vive la (rurale) France.Eileen Walsh

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Feel the sun drench your skin and be enraptured by this wonderful account of life at Bel-Air de Grezelongue – a house in a corner of France between the Lot and Garonne rivers. Ruth Silvestre captures the true spirit of French life in a book you will be sad to finish!Julie Knowles, Lancaster

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Books in this series                                  See full list »

  • A House In The Sunflowers
  • A Harvest Of Sunflowers
  • Reflections of Sunflowers

Other Books by this author                                  See full list »

  • A Harvest Of Sunflowers
  • Reflections of Sunflowers
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