Local Francophiles launch amusing book

Postcards - Frenchies at ScillasLocal writer, Bryan Hughes, has produced his long-awaited book based on the series of articles that first appeared in the Hinterland Times entitled Postcards from The Charente.

The amusing and very entertaining Postcard series told of Val and Bryan’s day-to-day house-exchange life in a small French hamlet.

Old friends and new readers will enjoy this collected edition of their adventures and misadventures as they meet their neighbours, join in local community activities, even go to the village doctor, and discover a rural France well beyond the usual tourist paths.

The book now includes extra material not previously published, even some less rosy happenings are seen as simply a part of an overall joyful year.

The 158-page, black and white photo edition aimed at keeping the price down. A second edition, has the same text but the 37 photos are in full glorious colour. Just one reviewer’s comment: “a very enjoyable read!”

Visit: Amazon.com or for best prices – B&W $15 and Colour $27 plus postage, email: bandvhughes@gmail.com