A la Mod: My So-Called Tranquil Family Life in Rural France (Paperback)Ian Moore (author)
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Comedian, mod and professional grump Ian Moore has had enough. Tired of being unable to park anywhere near his cramped house in a noisy town he doesn't like, he hatches a plan to move his wife and young son to a remote corner of the Loire Valley in search of serenity and space. Several years later, Ian finds himself up to his neck in bilingual offspring, feral cats, promiscuous horses, dysfunctional spaniels and needy hens; he's wrestling with electric fences, a foreign language, a mountain of animal waste and a wife who collects livestock like there's a biblical flood on the horizon, all while trying not to dirty his loafers.
But despite the ups, downs and increasing demands of Ian's showbiz career, the Moore family persevere in true Brit style to create a unique, colourful and ultimately rewarding life in their new home - a la campagne and a la mod!
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
'there is plenty of humour here and he often had me sniggering, giggling and really laughing with his light hearted look at his life.' * The French Village Diaries *
'As you might expect from a comedian, it's highly entertaining' * Destination France *
'Sit back and enjoy the show' * French Property News *
'A la Mod is as much about the difficulties of rural life as is it is being a Mod in France - and is all the better for it.' * The Independent on Sunday *