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A Year at the Chateau: As seen on the hit Channel 4 show

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I thoroughly enjoyed the story and became fonder of the characters as they adapted to their new home and the details of the chateau , the people and the French way of life were marvellous. They take turns reading a bit then there is a pause and Dick picks up from Angela which is a slight relief. I hate it when some reviews tell you what the story is about so I won't do that but a 10 out of 10 book.

I simply love it when waiters are friendly and you can ask them for menu recommendations or new local events to attend.By the end of the story I envied the friendships and the possibilities that being brave enough to follow your dream could create. First, this book is missing something essential for all memoirs but especially ex-pat memoirs — dialogue. Like many couples, Dick and Angel had long dreamed of living in France, but where others might settle for a modest bolthole in the French countryside, the Strawbridges fell in love with a 19th\-century fairytale château, complete with 45 rooms, seven outbuildings, 12 acres of land and its own moat. There are disasters and quarrels and that person you all unite to dislike - and there is a tragedy that stops you short.

Sad to read that it was all premeditated for television and not just two (fairly) ordinary people who wanted to do something different.As warm and entertaining as their much-loved show, A Year at the Chateau is a truly irresistible story of adventure and heart, epic ambitions and a huge amount of hard graft.

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