Paul Burdett, £24.99, ISBN 9780995790018 “We were standing on the little lane which crosses the edge of the land, looking down a small, steep slope across a field of poppies.”
It so happens that this same field of poppies became the plot of land on which Paul and Carole built their home in south-west France, near Gourdon. Paul writes about their eventful journey, spanning 10 years up until spring this year, and relates the ups and downs of building their home in this delightful book.
Illustrated with personal photos and illustrations and punctuated by delicious French recipes the couple have tried over the years, this book is a great example of how expats chased the dream of building a home in France. For those wanting a first-hand and insightful experience on building a home in France, Paul’s book offers a very personal yet relatable story and should help many who want to live that same dream.