French Lessons (Mill of the Flea)

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He's back - and this time its really serious! The seventh book in the immensely popular series about a British couple scraping a living in Normandy, FRENCH LESSONS is another hugely entertaining account of innocents abroad. Failed rock legend, pickled onion manufacturer, air hostess and euro-entrepreneur George East takes us through another eventful year of his doomed attempts to make a living out of living in rural France. Fleeing from the Mill of the Flea with creditors in hot pursuit, our hero and his long-suffering wife arrive at a rambling manor-house on the vast and brooding stretches of the Normandy marshlands. The cunning plan is to set up a fox sanctuary, chicken farm and arts & crafts commune for the creatively challenged, but the Easts new home soon reveals its grim secrets. A lifeline is offered by a stranger with a scheme to bring the delights of the Great British Pub to homesick expatriates. The George Inn (Sometimes) will be the first of a chain of hugely successful anglo-pubs stretching from Normandy to Nice and beyond. At least, thats the idea. As the clock ticks towards opening time and final financial meltdown for the ultimate innocent abroad, we encounter another host of improbable-and frankly sometimes unbelievable characters and situations. The amazing thing is that any of it is true. Will George find fame, fortune and contentment, or has this modern Micawber taken his final drink in the Last Chance Saloon? George East is the founder (and only) member of the GEORGE EAST FOR THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR WRITING COMMITTEE. He spends his year living halfway up what counts as a mountain in Brittany, venturing forth to research the history, culture and (mostly) bars and restaurants of other regions of France for new books. ALWAYS FUNNY and ironic and mostly hilarious stories of Geos life in France can be read about in all his Mill of the Flea series of books. FRENCH LESSONS is no exception. The most outrageous plotline, whether absolutely true or not, is breathtakingly uproariously comical, though the outcome in parts is mixed very deftly with poignancy. George is definitely up there with all the top story tellers of our age. And grossly overlooked....FPN -for more details about George and his life in France - www.george-east.net

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ALWAYS FUNNY and ironic and mostly hilarious stories of Geos life in France can be read about in all his Mill of the Flea series of books. FRENCH LESSONS is no exception. The most outrageous plotline, whether absolutely true or not, is breathtakingly uproariously comical, though the outcome in parts is mixed very deftly with poignancy. George is definitely up there with all the top story tellers of our age. And grossly overlooked.... FPN; --FPN-French Property News

This is a funny, lively account of Normandy life... SAINSBURY'S MAGAZINE A sad but funny end to a wonderful series of French anecdotal life... Manche Today; --Manche Today

Seriously, I cannot be serious enough about this wonderfully funny and yet at the same time poignant book which has one laughing enough to burst the seams of your pants one minute and then crying at the next. George is obviously a very funny man and his writing is near genius. Cleverly structured and beautiful prose - and a jolly good story to boot...A thouroughly enjoyable read....Southern Weekly Times; --Southern Weekly Times

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GEORGE EAST has been travelling, living and writing about France and the French citizens for more than 30 years and still has a great affection for the people and the country.

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Published by Brand: La Puce Publications (2004)
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