The book, On a Barge in France, is finally completed and available on Amazon. It incorporates much from the blog and lots of new material about our time in France.
The paperback print version will be available by February 12.
Thanks for the support and encouragement that got me to set aside my winter boatbuilding long enough to complete this book.
A favor please: Amazon reviews count for quite a bit in their rankings. If you like the book – or even if all you can offer is constructive criticism – please post a review of the book at its Amazon site.
We’re planning on returning to the fully-repaired Hoop Doet Leven at the end of April to continue our truncated cruise down the Loire, then on to the Haute Seine and Paris, then out the Marne through Champagne. In the mean time, Sandra is spending January suffering through the Cote d’Azur at a French immersion school at Villefranche-sur-Mer. Rough work, but one of us had to do it.
Linda Evans said:
A wonderful enlightening adventure without leaving home.
Oh goody! Some holiday reading for Australia Day.
Much enjoyed the book, great humour, didn’t know Americans did subtle humour.
Sorry to hear about the gearbox break down. The boat will be better than ever, looking forward to reading about 2016 adventures.
william beck said:
Feeling very sad, just finished the book. Wonderful.
Gill and I have spent the past eleven summers in the South-of-France sharing a mobile home. We understand long lunches, buying our bread and saying hello.
Thank you both so much for filling part of my winter with summer sunshine. Like you, we have boxes labelled ~ take to France . . . Oh, and also, we too have a love affair with cheese, wine, people and life.
god bless x x
PS Please come down the Canal du Midi, we are only 100 mts away
Ann Leander said:
Loved this cleverly written book about barge travels in France, especially the sharp insights into all things French – the people, the food, the language. Very relatable. Especially enjoyed the subtlety of the humour and observations.