Castle in the Backyard by Betsy Draine
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Castle in the Backyard
By Betsy Draine

A Castle in the Backyard

The Dream of a House in France New edition

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Castle in the Backyard by Betsy Draine

Book Description

"A Castle in the Backyard" chronicles the French adventures of American couple Betsy Draine and Michael Hinden, who in 1985 embarked upon a dream. After falling in love with a small stone house set beneath a medieval castle in Perigord, they bought the tranquil getaway located in one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe. In this delightful memoir Betsy and Michael offer an intimate glimpse of a region little known to Americans - the Dordogne valley, its castles and prehistoric art, its walking trails and earthy cuisine, its people and traditions - and describe the charms and mishaps of setting up housekeeping thousands of miles from home. Insightful and poignant, this memoir chronicles the transformation of Perigord as development poses a challenge to its graceful way of life, and evokes the personal exuberance of starting over, even in mid-life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780299179441
ISBN-10: 0299179443
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: University of Wisconsin Press
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Betsy Draine

Betsy Draine and Michael Hinden are professors emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In addition to their scholarly writing, they have translated and edited The Walnut Cookbook by Jean-Luc Toussaint.

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