Humorous travel memoir about moving from Wales to France; amazon bestseller. Appeals to readers who enjoy armchair travel, who love France and Provence, who read Peter Mayle's books, who dream of changing their lives and moving to a rural haven, especially older readers about to retire from work or those wanting to give up their current work.
The true scents of Provence? Lavender, thyme and septic tank.
There are hundreds of interesting things you can do in a bath but washing dishes is not one of them, nor what writer Jean Gill had in mind when she swopped her Welsh Valley for a French one. Keen to move out of the elephant's stomach, that stew of grey mists called weather in Wales, she offered her swimming certificate to a bemused Provencale estate agent and bought a house with good stars and its own spring-water. Or rather, as it turns out, a neighbour's spring-water that is the only supply to the kitchen, which, according to the nice men from the Water Board, is emptying its dirty water directly and illegally onto the main road... and there's worse ...
But how can you resist a village called Dieulefit, `God created it', the village 'where everyone belongs'. Discover the real Provence in good company ...
Watch the book trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Rrn4CGw5A
All rights belong to the author, both for print and digital editions, and offers from publishers will be considered.
The author is an Independent publisher with world rights in English, who is seeking publishers for foreign translation in print or digital editions, in all other languages, especially French, on an individual basis.
She is also seeking publishers of audiobooks in all languages, including English.
Film rights are also available in all languages.
There is a readership in France requesting French language versions of this and other books by Jean Gill. As she lives in France in the village where the book is set, there is a local market.
She speaks French and could promote French language versions via bookshops, festivals and readings.
'Laugh out loud in many places... such a vivid picture of the lavender fields, sunflowers and olive trees that you could almost be there with her.' Living France Magazine (circulation 60,000 readers)
Amazon 5* reviews - a selection
'Excellent book for those who dream of living in France or love to holiday in France. Definitely would recommend this book.' Amanda Barnes
'This author's English humor serves as the cherry a-top the whip cream, or having two lumps of sugar, rather than the usual one.' Ciara Threadgoode
'For those that are in need of a generally good feeling.' Eugene Carr
Prize-winning author Jean Gill, with 17 books to her credit, is known for the quality and variety of genres in which she writes; including historical fiction, contemporary novels, memoir and dog books. Underlying all her books are years of research and experience. Her website www.jeangill.com was awarded a Silver IPPY award for Best Author Website 2015
A Welsh writer and photographer, Jean now lives in the south of France with a big white dog, a scruffy black dog, a Nikon D750 and a man. Many of her books have been traditionally published but she now self-publishes via the registered imprint 'The 13th Sign'.
For many years, Jean taught English in Wales and was the first woman to be a secondary headteacher in Carmarthenshire. She is mother or stepmother to five children so life has been hectic.