The secret goal was to buy a tiny apartment in Paris. The author, her husband and their 5 year old son spent 6 months over the winter of 1989-1990 in the city of lights. On sabbatical from their university, while conducting research projects, they managed to locate, buy and furnish a tiny pied-a-terre.
Their dream came true, however, there were intermittent nightmares as they tangled with the French way of doing business, the legalities of purchasing an apartment in a foreign country, and the adventures locating furnishings and decorating their tiny hideaway. This true story has all the ups and downs that so often make real life more entertaining than fiction.
House Hunting in the Midi, by A.M. Wellington - A whole month in the south of France - what could be more enticing? But the author and her husband are on a mission to find their dream home, and before finding it they have to run the gauntlet of reluctant estate agents, odoriferous house owners, rogue dogs and other assorted wildlife, not to mention the ghost of the great canal-builder himself, Pierre Paul Riquet.
Chez Moi: The Foreigner's Guide to Buying a Home in France, by Laurence Raybois - When you buy a new copy of Chez Moi from Amazon.com you will receive a free 20-minute email consultation (and/or research) with the author.