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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Two Dogs & a Suitcase - Clueless in Charente (Sarah Jane's Travel Memoirs)

Two Dogs and a Suitcase: Clueless in Charente

I always envy as well as admire the step that people take, when they decide to move to another country. It seems such an awfully big one in terms of stepping out of one's known territory to the unknown and despite it all looking very beautiful and attractive during a holiday, actually living there is a totally different cup of tea.

This travel memoir includes a renovation of a derelict, almost abandoned house and making it habitable and safe for people and of course the dogs to live in. Moving away from children as well seems to have been a huge step so it also has to be a haven for returning family.

Leaving some dark memories behind in far off Australia, moving to South West France seems an alternative that would suit all. A rather large family means that it should be accessible to all and from the memoir there are a lot of family ties that have been strained and need to get mended

Apart from the travelogue part the family story was also sensitively dealt with.

This was a free download from Amazon.


  1. This sounds like a very interesting premise. Thank-you for the great review!

  2. I love this sort of thing, Mystica. I'm adding the title to my TBR list for the future. Have you read UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN by Frances Mayes? (MUCH much better than the movie.)