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Friday book review – The Parisian’s Return by Julia Stagg

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 20th April 2012

Ever since I first set eyes on the House With No Name, I’ve been addicted to reading books about France. Recently, as well as re-reading Francois Sagan’s Bonjour Tristesse, I’ve whizzed through Je t’aime la Folie by Michael Wright and, of course, Karen Wheeler’s wonderful trilogy about hanging up her high heels and moving across the Channel. And this week I’ve discovered another author who’s brilliant at bringing the intricacies ...keep reading

Parking and coffee – the French way

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 13th February 2012

I thought I was clued up about France, but thanks to Michael Wright and his brilliant C’est la folio column in the Daily Telegraph I’ve just discovered something new. Apparently, if you invite French guests to dinner they will always turn their car around when they arrive, ready for a neat, speedy getaway at the end of the evening. It’s a brilliant idea – and one my mother took up years ago. ...keep reading

Michael Wright and Carol Drinkwater on living in France

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Wednesday 19th October 2011

Soon after I signed on the dotted line and the House With No Name officially became mine (help!), I wrote my first and only fan letter. Well, actually it was an email, but it was to a journalist called Michael Wright. I’ve been reading Michael’s Saturday column in the Daily Telegraph for eight years now and I’m still as gripped as ever by his tales of leaving his safe South ...keep reading

How it all began

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 6th May 2011

I’m so excited. Five years after I bought the House with No Name, the first phase of the renovation is almost complete and we’ll be staying there this summer. Our architect and builder friends have worked miracles, keeping its character while transforming it into a place of charm. Lots of readers have asked how I came to buy it in the first place so I’ve gone back to my old ...keep reading