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  • Published: 15 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241556320
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $35.00
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One, Place de l'Eglise

A Year or Two in a French Village




A joyous and life-affirming story of one family's move from London to a rural French village

There it stands, a thousand-year-old ruin ignored by the Languedoc villagers of Causses-et-Veyran who pass by it on their way to the church next door. But for Londoners Trevor and Kaz it's coup de foudre - love at first sight - and they buy One Place de L'Eglise.

Over the years they turn the house into a home. They navigate the language (apparently préservatif's are not something put in sausages), floods and freezing winters. They make friends and encounter heartbreak. And eventually they find their place - their bar, their baker, their builder (ignore him at your peril).

One Place de L'Eglise is a love letter - to a house, a village, a country - from an outsider who discovers you can never be a stranger in a place that your heart calls home.

  • Published: 15 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241556320
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $35.00
Categories:

About the author

Trevor Dolby

Trevor Dolby spent thirty-five years riding his luck publishing and editing books. When he was promoted beyond his talents he bought a house in France. He now lives in the Languedoc and London fending off visitors.

Praise for One, Place de l'Eglise

A timeless story of what it is that makes France irresistible

Michael Palin

Elegant, captivating, and sprinkled with self-deprecating humour. Dolby is a writer of abundant talent.

Peter Kerr, author of Snowball Oranges

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