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Paradis to Perdition: A Year in France

by: Olga Swan
After a successful transition from the gloom of England to La Belle France, the year starts well for our two pensioners in Paradis – but all is not as it seems.  An ageing Him Indoors has written a composite diary in true Jack Benny style. In the fine art of humorous self-disparagement, he recounts exactly what happened between him and She Who Must Be Obeyed.  From January to December it’s a time where self-humiliation and realistic comedy battle against a rising tide of Brexit and angst. This is France as you’ve never seen it before. What exactly do the French think of two ageing English pensioners and how to cope with looming disaster in a foreign land?  Take a personal peek inside a fateful year in France – exactly as it happened.
 
English self-deprecating wit at its very best.

Meet the Author
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Olga has a life-long love of writing and language. Her career has included several media appearances, and for five years she was editor of a prize-winning local magazine (c. 3000 subscribers), in which she wrote a regular viewpoint page on local issues and global concerns. For many years Olga lived in France, where she researched her historical work, Vichyssoise, from original French sources. She likes nothing more than meeting people, reading and researching. Her published books with Crooked Cat have centred on two genres: crime (3rd Degree Murder) and war-time history (Lamplight and Vichyssoise). However, she has also written for children and in the humour genre (Pensioners in Paradis: French Notes From A Broad). She has a B.A. Hons. (Open) in the Humanities, specialising in English language and literature.
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After a successful transition from the gloom of England to La Belle France, the year starts well for our two pensioners in Paradis – but all is not as it seems.  An ageing Him Indoors has written a composite diary in true Jack Benny style. In the fine art of humorous self-disparagement, he recounts exactly what happened between him and She Who Must Be Obeyed.  From January to December it’s a time where self-humiliation and realistic comedy battle against a rising tide of Brexit and angst. This is France as you’ve never seen it before. What exactly do the French think of two ageing English pensioners and how to cope with looming disaster in a foreign land?  Take a personal peek inside a fateful year in France – exactly as it happened.
 
English self-deprecating wit at its very best.
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