Meet some of this month’s con­trib­u­tors

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MAR­TIN PEARCE

Mar­tin grew up in Der­byshire re­ceiv­ing post­cards from around the world from his mys­te­ri­ous un­cle, who turned out to be the re­al­life ‘M’, Sir Mau­rice Old­field, the fa­mous Cold War-era MI6 chief. His bi­og­ra­phy Spy­mas­ter on his late un­cle was pub­lished in 2016. Mar­tin buys a home in Bur­gundy on p44

CHAR­LOTTE MAC­DON­ALD

Char­lotte is an English qual­i­fied solic­i­tor spe­cial­is­ing in in­ter­na­tional law. Most of her clients are French res­i­dent or own prop­erty in France. She pro­vides as­sis­tance with wills, pro­bate, tax and French prop­erty sales and pur­chases. Char­lotte looks at pur­chas­ing mod­els on p74

RUS­SELL SMITH

Since re­tir­ing as an English teacher, Rus­sell has spent as much time as pos­si­ble in his farm­house in ru­ral Bur­gundy, where he en­joys cy­cling the canal paths, walk­ing his dog and – out of ne­ces­sity – un­lock­ing the many mys­ter­ies of French ‘ brico­lage’ (DIY). Rus­sell has drains on the brain on p58

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