Author Archives: nessafrance

About nessafrance

My husband and I moved to an 18th-century farmhouse in SW France in 1997. I am fascinated by French history, rural traditions and customs and enjoy seeking out the reality behind the myths. I run my own copywriting business and write short stories and the occasional novel in my spare time. My husband appears here as the SF, which stands for Statistics Freak, owing to his penchant for recording numbers about everything.

Ma Vie Française #5: Author Olga Swan

Originally posted on Life on La Lune:
Olga’s favourite tree in Gaillac My latest guest is a somewhat unusual occupant of this slot, in that she had une vie française but doesn’t anymore. More of that below. Olga Swan has…

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Murder and Mayhem in la France Profonde: Angela Wren’s Merle

Originally posted on Vanessa Couchman:
A street in Mende, the French town which features in Merle It gives me great pleasure to welcome author Angela Wren to the blog today. Angela is a Francophile and writes a series of detective…

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Scent of Corsica: the Maquis

Originally posted on Vanessa Couchman:
Rosemary, a typical maquis plant Can you name some famous Corsicans? There’s the obvious one, Napoleon Bonaparte. Slightly less obvious ones are the singer Tino Rossi, and Pasquale di Paoli, who headed the short-lived independent…

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History People #10: Katharine Johnson, Inspired by Italy

Originally posted on Vanessa Couchman:
Author Katharine Johnson Today, I’m delighted to welcome Katharine Johnson to the History People slot. Lucky Katharine has lived in Italy, which has provided inspiration for her writing and she’s supplied some mouth-watering shots of…

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History People # 7: Jane Bwye asks “What is History?”

Originally posted on Vanessa Couchman:
  Author Jane Bwye It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome an old friend, Jane Bwye, to the blog today. This is a special day for Jane. Grass Shoots, the sequel to her bestselling…

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