THE FIRST OF THE LANGUEDOC TRILOGY IS JUST PUBLISHED
Paperback £8.99/Kindle £6.99
Hear and see the INTERVIEWS about my book The FOOL’s HOUSE on the
BBC 15/01/2016 https://youtu.be/LLIo0ari7So
RADIO WINCHCOMBE / COMMUNITY WEST also broadcast in Bristol and area https://youtu.be/0u3E9NsIskg
The novel (not about Brits moving/buying houses) is written from ‘inside’ the French culture and will appeal to the many readers who have a love of all things French.
THE FOOL’S HOUSE takes place in and around the villages of Noirlac and Sainte Colombe. An imploding relationship, reckless emotional choices which shatter three lives within days, and the past, which it turns out, is never just history, neither for the novel’s central characters nor for the rural southern French population.
STORY OUTLINE: – When ageing, eccentric Augusto, an Argentinian professor, invites Léa and Sam to his Languedoc chateau, they unwittingly become entangled in the tragic web of his disintegrating life. The disappearances of both Augusto’s wife as well as that of his maid on the same day point to the death, or perhaps to the murder, of one or both of the women.
Pablo, Augusto’s New York based heir, the mentally disturbed son of the previous chateau owner, a mongrel obsessed with digging up the lake’s shore and the scheming café owner all play their part in peeling away the layers of the violent break-up of a relationship. Léa’s discovery of the grim history of the great house and Augusto’s descent into insanity spell danger for her, but she is driven by only one question – is history repeating itself?