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Max and Sophie, founders of Cognac-Expert.com

Max and Sophie, founders of Cognac-Expert.com

Brother and sister Max, 29, and Sophie, 33, are the founders of Cognac-Expert.com, the leading internet platform for cognac worldwide. Their family has been farming and living in the region for several generations...

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Hervé Bois - Instagramer based in Deux-Sèvres

Hervé Bois - Instagramer based in Deux-Sèvres

Frenchman Hervé Bois, 54, lives in Chauray with his wife. Professionally an e-marketing specialist, Hervé has found global fame with his Instagram pictures of Deux-Sèvres under the name Timbrado (canary in English, after his favourite birds). With over 26,000 followers, he is one of France’s most popular ‘Instagramers’... 

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An interview with Peter James, crime writer

An interview with Peter James, crime writer

Top British crime author, Peter James, was recently interviewed by Sandie George. He has just published ‘Not Dead Yet’, the 8th in the Roy Grace series based in Brighton and reviewed in our last issue. Last year he won the ITV3 People’s Best Dagger Crime Writer, beating David Baldacci into second place...

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Eileen Isnard, a retired English teacher in the French state system

Eileen Isnard, a retired English teacher in the French state system

Eileen Isnard is a retired English teacher in the French state system. We met in Saujon where she lives with her French husband Alain. She is an assistant to Saujon’s mayor and is responsible for communication and youth issues...

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Stewart Hull - Singer and guitarist in the Charente

Stewart Hull - Singer and guitarist in the Charente

Stewart Hull is a singer/guitarist in the Charente where he lives with his wife Sue and can be regularly seen performing in bars and clubs around the region...

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Gordon Simms - President of the association behind the St Clémentin LitFest

Gordon Simms - President of the association behind the St Clémentin LitFest

Following a career in education, Gordon Simms moved to France with his wife Jocelyn ten years ago. Both are published writers and Gordon is President of the association behind the St Clémentin LitFest which was held for the first time in 2012. 

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Catherine Perrier-Dumont - Organiser of BarrObjectif

Catherine Perrier-Dumont - Organiser of BarrObjectif

Catherine Perrier-Dumont spent many happy summers at her grandparents’ home in Barro. She returned to live in the area with her husband, Jean-François, 8 years ago after a career in international business development based in Paris. She now lectures at EGC Angoulême (a business school) and Poitiers University, and helps organise BarrObjectif, the annual photographic festival. We spoke to her in the run up to the 2012 exhibition....

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Alison Duncan - works for the LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux)

Alison Duncan - works for the LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux)

Alison Duncan, 58, lives with husband Patrick near Rochefort. They moved to France thirty-three years ago, first living in the Camargue before moving to the Charente-Maritime where Alison works for the Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO)...

 

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Beth Stretton - founder of Get Married in France

Beth Stretton - founder of Get Married in France

Beth Stretton, 35, lives near Aubeterre with her husband Huw and son Alex, 4, where she runs Get Married in France, a wedding planning business she started in 2005... 

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Alicia Morris - teacher at Accents Association

Alicia Morris - teacher at Accents Association

Alicia Morris is a language assistant in French primary schools and a teacher at Accents association. She lives with husband Neil and daughters Beth and Anna near Saint-Sauvant... 

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