James Barrie's My Mayenne is an account of the author's love affair witha part of Fraoce that has escaped mass tourism. In the late eighties, Barrieand his wife began their search for a house in France, a task which is notas easy as it may sound. This is the story of the house they fond, thetrials and tribulations of renovating what was at first an uninhabitabledwelling, and their adventures in a new country.With loving detail, and in a conversational and intimate style, Barrieoffers his readers a collection of anecdotes, recounting incidenlS as variedas his first meeting with Pierre Medoc, so called because 'he was alwaysbetter after he had finished the second bottle', to a family trip to Le MontSt.Michel to find a very important fireplace, and monks with dirty feet!Evident in all these lively accounts is Barrie's love of the country, itspeople and ofcourse its wine!
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January 24, 2011
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