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An interview with author Kate Mosse

An interview with author Kate Mosse

During the recent Charroux Literary Festival we were delighted to meet international best-selling author Kate Mosse, and to discover how France has inspired some of her writing.

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Vicki Bassey - Gemstone jewellery collection

Vicki Bassey - Gemstone jewellery collection

Vicki Bassey and husband Peter moved to France in 2005. Now based in Civray, Vicki has recently launched her own gemstone jewellery collection called Vivi Bijoux...

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Jenny Lupton - Scottish animal artist

Jenny Lupton - Scottish animal artist

Scottish animal artist Jenny Lupton moved to Sarlande near Thiviers in the Périgord Vert eight years ago, bringing her horses and dogs with her...

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Eric Gargouil - the third generation of apple and pear growers

Eric Gargouil - the third generation of apple and pear growers

Eric Gargouil is the third generation of his family to head up the family firm, SARL Gargouil in Charroux. Growers of apples and pears, they produce a range of products which are available at their farm shop...

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Monique Chatenet - Expert of the Charente gastronomy

Monique Chatenet - Expert of the Charente gastronomy

We meet Monique Chatenet to discuss the Charente’s unique gastronomic traditions…

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Harry Veitch - Restaurant L'Ambiance in Bussière Poitevine (87)

Harry Veitch - Restaurant L'Ambiance in Bussière Poitevine (87)

Harry Veitch, 50, moved to France ten years ago to open Route 66 Hotel and has more recently fulfilled his dream to open Restaurant L’Ambiance in Bussière Poitevine (87)...

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Peter Anderson - origami convert

Peter Anderson - origami convert

Peter Anderson (73 and counting!) retired some twenty years ago from the City of London. He now lives in Lusseray near Brioux-Sur-Boutonne with Christiane, his French wife, and is planning his first Origami exhibition...

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David Royer - Head Chef at Les Orangeries Hotel and Restaurant

David Royer - Head Chef at Les Orangeries Hotel and Restaurant

David Royer, 37, is Head Chef at Les Orangeries Hotel and Restaurant in Lussac-les-Châteaux. He lives locally with Tiina his Finnish wife, and their three children...

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Iurie Bulgac - professional painter from Moldova

Iurie Bulgac - professional painter from Moldova

The picturesque village of Esse in Charente-Limousine is perhaps not where you would expect to find the studio of Iurie Bulgac, a professional painter from far away Moldova, the tiny land-locked republic situated between Romania and the Ukraine... 

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Nola d’Enis, launching a new food blog "A French Lunch"

Nola d’Enis, launching a new food blog "A French Lunch"

Nola d’Enis, 48, is married to Jean-Luc and has six children aged from 23 to 4 as well as granddaughter Delilah, aged 2.
Originally from Zimbabwe, she moved to France in 2000, living in Bordeaux before they recently moved to near Mirambeau. A confirmed ‘foodie’, Nola writes about the region’s gastronomy & is currently launching a new food blog… 

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