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Life In A Postcard

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
'I wake to the sun striking gold on a stone wall. If I lean out of the window I can see Mount Canigou newly iced with snow. It is wonderful to live in a building with windows all around, to see both sunrise and sunset, to be constantly aware of the passage of the sun and moon.'

In 1988, Rosemary Bailey and her husband were travelling in the French Pyrenees when they fell in
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Bantam
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Michael Selvin
Oct 14, 2013 Michael Selvin rated it really liked it
Very nice story of an English family renovating a small ancient monastery in the Roussillon near Prades, France. Lots of information on the region and the international population of a small rural village. Not sure how much of both the region and the architecture finally gets through to someone unfamiliar with the region.
Nov 06, 2007 jools rated it did not like it
Turns out I hadn't read this (it's just been sitting on the shelf all this time!) - Some of her renovating experiences resonated, but I didn't enjoy the book because it was too long and detailed. Got bored halfway and lost interest but ploughed on and finished.
Jul 04, 2016 IB rated it liked it
For it to be written way before I was born, it was so interesting to read about life in rural France, especially being a foreigner. I think Bailey's life and interactions with the villagers there interested me alongside her progress with the monastery.
Aug 11, 2010 Michele rated it liked it
This book gets off to an incredibly slow start and doesn't really ever sufficiently pick up the pace. It felt as if it could have been a lot better than it was.
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Rosemary Bailey is an award-winning travel writer and journalist, born in Halifax, Yorkshire. She has been based in the French Pyrenees for many years, and has written a trilogy of books about a region she has grown to love and know intimately.
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