At Home in the Pays d’oc

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Pa­tri­cia Fein­berg Stoner, Fas­com, £6.50 Pa­tri­cia Fein­berg Stoner and her hus­band had spent many happy hol­i­days at the farm­house they owned in Langue­doc, but it was an en­counter with a ‘stray’ dog that led them to make it their per­ma­nent home. The ap­peal­ing spaniel ac­tu­ally had an owner, so the cou­ple bought the dog and, rather than tak­ing her back to their cen­tral Lon­don flat, be­came ‘ac­ci­den­tal ex­pa­tri­ates’ for four years. In this en­gag­ing mem­oir, the for­mer jour­nal­ist and pub­li­cist charts the cou­ple’s life in the vil­lage, with its fa­mil­iar cast of ec­cen­tric neigh­bours and elu­sive trades­men, as well as the in­evitable run-ins with French bu­reau­cracy.

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