Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Francophiles, this book is a must!









(All images courtesy of Penguin books)


For all out there who loved "My French Life" by Vicker Archer, the story of an Australian family taking a giant leap of faith, migrating to London as well as rebuilding an incredibly beautiful summer home in Provence, I have a new bible for you to enjoy. Meet Jane Webster. Jane's story is somewhat similar to Vicky's but on a much grander scale.


At my French table is the tale of the Webster family, Jane, Pete, and their four kids Lachlan, Millie, Madeleine and Alex living the ultimate dream and buying a chateau in northern France to start a culinary school and bed and breakfast. The Webster's divide their time between their home in Melbourne, Australia and their beloved summer chateau in Normandy. (If only!)
I'm only up to the 3rd chapter but already I'm entranced. The pictures alone make this book a treasure. Beautifully presented with stunning photography of the interior and the exterior of the chateau, the village, the cuisine and the wonderful people of Normandy.
This book will tantalise your senses and have you brushing the cobwebs off your passport :)
Enjoy!
The last I checked Amazon didn't stock this book yet but it will come.
Aussie's - DJ's, Dymocks and Borders all have plenty of copies.
p.s Thank you to Lily-G for hooking a sista up :)

13 comments:

Linda said...

That's quite a life change. I will keep my eyes open for the book. It looks lovely.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Tag, you're it!

SimplyGrove said...

This looks like a great read!!!! Enjoy your blog!

LondonCalling said...

Looks delicous!

Arlene said...

Oh my gosh, this food looks incredible. Thanks for the review.

annechovie said...

I will have to check this book out, Anna! The photos are making my mouth water....

Gail McCormack said...

The book sounds intriguing.

Glad you liked my canister, I think I may have seen similar at Provincial Living, not sure if you have any of these stores up near you
http://www.provincialhomeliving.com

wonderful post once again, thanks Anna

A-M said...

OMG your description of your bathroom on my blog is just me!!!... are you sure we are not living in the same house? I am now not so sure about cheating with the stone look ceramic tile... people are warning me about them and suggesting that I go with porcelain..stay tuned. Thanks for your comments and interest. It is lovely to be sharing ideas with those in 'kindredness'!!! A-M xx

Kathy said...

yes, this is a wonderful book! have you seen New French Decor yet? I believe it's just out...I will post on it later this week but it is incredible, too! so much inspiration out there, isn't there? How lucky we all are to live in this day and age!!!!!

Marie Louise said...

This is the second post I've seen on this book and I have to have it! I hope it makes it to the states soon.
Love your blog!

Michelle said...

Can't wait to get a copy of this. Your blog is inspiring. I have tagged you today - details are on my Blog page. Please don't feel obligated to participate - but it would be lovely to learn some more about you!

X
Michelle

Decortherapia said...

I will buy this book right now! Thank you so much for the great recommendation!

{this is glamorous} said...

This book is beautiful! And sounds like an fantastic read -- off to Amazon to order it immediately, based solely on this recommendation :)