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Where The Heart Is: A Writer In Provence

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"Ons is ses wat in die kliphuis woon: ek en my Franse man Alain, en vier kinders tussen die ouderdomme van drie en sewentien. Syne, myne, ons s’n.

Dis ons. Maar dis nie al nie. In die somer word ons getalle op ‘n daaglikse basis aangevul. Provence in die somer is soos Stilbaai in Desember: groot pret vir vakansiegangers, minder pret vir permanente inwoners. Laas somer het o
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Paperback, 202 pages
Published by Double Storey Books (first published 2004)
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Amanda Patterson
Nov 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
If you liked Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence, you'll love Where the Heart is. Translated from the Afrikaans, Die Hart van ons Huis, the book reveals the love story between the writer and her husband, Alain and her life as a writer and mother of 4 in a small Provencal village.

van der Vyfer embarks on a new life with a new man in a new country. She has to cope with a different culture, a terrifying beaurocracy, finding a doctor who will speak to her, learning how to cook and even deciding on a na
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Wayne Jordaan
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have forgotten how I enjoy reading in Afrikaans. And when the anecdotes are related in the idiom even more so. My next book from this author will be an English translation of an Afrikaans script, and I am looking forward to comparing my respective satisfaction levels arising from the two reads. 'n lekker lees!
Leani
A lighthearted story about the author's life in her adopted country of France. She humourously relates anecdotes about the differences between the two countries, the difficulties in adjusting to a new culture, as well as the joys of a life rich with family, friends, and beautiful surroundings.
Louisa
Apr 24, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ek het my pap gelag in 'n klomp van die hoofstukke!
Kitten
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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'n Genotvolle blik oor die skrywer en haar familie se lewe in 'n plattelandse Franse dorp. Dis nie hogere letterkunde nie, maar die staaltjies word goed vertel en laat mens lekker lag.
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Marita van der Vyver is the author of a dozen novels, a collection of short stories, two collections of humorous essays, picture books for children, many short stories and essays in anthologies, and regular columns in newspapers and magazines. Her books have been published in English, Dutch and German, and her first novel, published in English as Entertaining Angels, became a bestseller and was tr ...more
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