Living France - - Editor's Letter -

Vanessa Couch­man

Vanessa is a free­lance writer, jour­nal­ist and nov­el­ist who has lived in south-west France with her hus­band since 1997. Vanessa is fas­ci­nated by French his­tory, cus­toms and tra­di­tions. As a writer, Vanessa has en­joyed re­search­ing and writ­ing about France’s thriv­ing writ­ing scene (page 36).

An­nal­iza Davis

Hav­ing fallen in love with France on a school ex­change at the age of 12, An­nal­iza fi­nally moved to coastal Brit­tany in 2004 and now jug­gles life as a mum with writ­ing projects. This is­sue she meets a cou­ple who have made a suc­cess of their lux­ury gîte rental busi­ness (page 30).

Ian Moore

Ian is an au­thor and stand-up comedian who lives in the Loire Val­ley and works mainly in the UK. Most of his time is spent trav­el­ling in cur­mud­geonly con­fu­sion be­tween the two. In his col­umn (page 98), he ex­plains why he doesn’t mind young peo­ple en­joy­ing their free­dom, so long as it isn’t one of his sons.

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