Footloose in France
- A living picture of a France gone by
- Affords glimpses of the worlds of film, art, banking, wine-making, dining, and language teaching
- Tales set in Paris and the western Pyrenees
The book begins by the North Sea. It is a late summer’s afternoon, and a bright sun has dispersed the greyness of the day. Two Englishmen are enjoying a swim off the Essex coast when all at once both have the feeling that they are back at the French seaside. They find themselves starting to tell each other of their youthful experiences of living in France. The adventures they narrate follow one after another like waves rolling onto the shore.
Clive, coming from London, had found himself spending a year deep in the French countryside within sight of the western Pyrenees; John, hailing from Devon, had ended up living for a while in the City of Light within sight of the Folies Bergère. Outsiders though they were, they momentarily became part of French society, their adventures fuelled by the culinary delights of their adopted land.
They tell their tales with humor and relish as they recall their initiation into the French way of life of decades ago – and how it shaped their own.
- John Adamson
- 27th Oct 2023
- Paperback / softback
- USA & Canada
- 5 in x 7.75 in
- 216 Pages
- 1 color, 2 b&w