Bon Courage! - A French Renovation in Rural Limousin
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A French Renovation in Rural Limousin 3. But for English couple Richard and his wife Al, the cavernous, oak-beamed building in a sleepy hamlet of the Limousin region of France is perfect. Tussles with French bureaucracy allied with fierce storms that wreak havoc on the property do little to dampen resolve as they immerse themselves in the calm of this quiet corner of France, taking trips in Richard's balloon and starting their very own llama farm.
Their colorful, often eccentric neighbors are always ready to lend a hand: This often hilarious and heartwarming tale is one of obstacles overcome and dreams fulfilled. Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bon Courage! Lists with This Book.
Nov 26, Emmanuelle rated it did not like it. Quite enjoyed it until the last couple of chapters where they were some sweeping statements about the lack of community and the death of folk culture in Limousin and probably the rest of France because of TV and people getting more wealthy What a load of bxxxxx Being French and from that area, I did not appreciate the comments Mar 03, Cath Smith rated it it was ok.
A mediocre book in mediocre style. Annoying grammatical errors too - not acceptable in a book coming from a publishing house or anywhere else really! I live in the same region, though south of Limoges, but I do not recognize the depiction of Limousin people.
They do have hearts of gold, but they are not the country bumpkins this book makes them out to be.
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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I have read many of these books about buying a heap in rural France and sacrificing everything including sanity to make it habitable.
This is a very well written, interesting, and cheerful book. There were some very hard times, but they got through them when others wouldn't. Contrary to what it says in the descriptions above, the Wiles do not buy llamas or fly their balloon in this book. Those things happen in the next book which is titled Bonne Chance. There are descriptions about the removal and building processes. However, I didn't find them tedious, but I do think pictures would have helped a lot because I do not know what a cement manger looks like in the United States, let alone France.
I don't think there is too much of that sort of thing. Of course, if you are expecting a book about the area then you should look for a travel guide. I liked this book very much and look forward to reading the next installment. One person found this helpful. This renovation tale was refreshing because it was very believable. The buyers of this property were willing to do whatever and "rough it" as the barn renovation progressed both through construction phases as well as bureaucratic red tape. I appreciated the character development of the neighbors in the community as this provided a great backdrop to the story.
Bon Courage!: A French Renovation in Rural Limousin
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