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Bon Courage!: A French Renovation in Rural Limousin Richard Wiles

Bon Courage!: A French Renovation in Rural Limousin

Richard Wiles

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ISBN : 9781840243604
Paperback
336 pages
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A dilapidated, rat-infested stone barn set amidst13 acres of overgrown woodland and unkempt pasture might not be many peoples vision of a potential dream home. But for English couple Richard and his wife Al, the cavernous, oak-beamed building in aMoreA dilapidated, rat-infested stone barn set amidst 13 acres of overgrown woodland and unkempt pasture might not be many peoples vision of a potential dream home. But for English couple Richard and his wife Al, the cavernous, oak-beamed building in a sleepy hamlet of the Limousin region of France is perfect. Tussles with French bureaucracy allied with fierce storms that wreak havoc on the property do little to dampen resolve as they immerse themselves in the calm of this quiet corner of France, taking trips in Richards balloon and starting their very own llama farm. Their colorful, often eccentric neighbors are always ready to lend a hand: the jovial ex-Gendarme and his wife, who is able to foretell the weather- a lonely widow who offers copious amounts of gateaux in exchange for convivial chat- and a brawny cattleman with suspicious motives in offering to clean up the couples land. This often hilarious and heartwarming tale is one of obstacles overcome and dreams fulfilled.