It's almost time for the
France Show 2013 which is held each January at Earls Court
Exhibition Centre, London. This year the show runs from Friday
18th Jan to Sunday 20th Jan inclusive. Tickets are available now
at a reduced price until the 31st December. A great day out for
everyone interested in France and all things French. This is the
largest show of its type in the U.K. The webmaster hopes to be
there on the Friday. Look out for authors Julia Stagg and Carol
Drinkwater who plan to be at the show. Click
to visit the website and purchase tickets in advance.
France 2 TV have made a short
film about Lady Fortescue's original garden. Click
here to view. France 5 TV have also created a 5 mins. film,
here to view the garden.
A new photo has
been added to the page about Elisabeth Starr, kindly supplied by
Mark Brett its shows nurses posing for the camera at the
headquarters of the French War Emergency Fund in Paris during
the Great War. Mark has
photos of the FWEF of which Elisabeth Starr was a prominent
member and a friend of his mother. Mrs Brett was also there and
corresponded with Elisabeth in Opio for several years. It was
she who took the pictures of the Castello when it had just been
bought in 1921/22. Click here.
Author of 'Escape to
Provence' Maureen Emerson is hard at work on her new book 'Living and Loving on the Riviera'. Visit her web site at
www.maureenemerson.co.uk for updates and don't forget
'Escape to Provence' is now available for the Amazon Kindle
device at only £4.12, a bargain!
July - September 2012
Very hot in the south at
present with daytime temperatures well over 30c in the shade and
staying very warm overnight. Time for air conditioning!
Good selection of books still
available at present.
New live webcam at Grasse
giving a panoramic view or view of the cathedral. Click
Two new photos added to the
Opio village page, a view from
Castello San Peyre and an old postcard view.
From time to time people ask
about Winifred's death at a young age, only 63yrs. An additional
piece has been added to her biography page giving the details.
Click here to view
France 5 TV have made a short
film, approximately 6 mins. long, featuring Lady Fortescue's
original garden and it's current owner, Valerie de Courcel.
here to view.
'Mountain Madness' by Lady
Fortescue. Signed copy. A professional bookseller is currently
offering a 1943 1st edition hardback of this book with a genuine
signature in the form of a card pasted into the front of the
book. No dust jacket. This book has the usual photograph and
facsimile signature in addition to this. It is advertised at
£38.50 plus £3.35 UK p&p. The seller is: John T. & Pearl Lewis,
'Leaway', Tresowes Green, ASHTON, Nr.Helston, Cornwall, TR13
9SY.Tel: +44 (0)1736 762406.
Sunset over the Promenade des Anglais at Nice
'ESCAPE TO PROVENCE' FROM MARCH 2012 AVAILABLE ON KINDLE FROM AMAZON FOR JUST
"My book 'Escape to Provence' is
now on Kindle! The true story of two remarkable women. An
Englishwoman Winifred, Lady Fortescue, author of Perfume from
Provence, and an American from Philadelphia, Elisabeth Starr a
heroine of the Great War in France, sought a new life for quite
different reasons in an idyllic Provence of the early 1900s –
until yet another war changed everything. As well as the story
of two brave and adventurous women, 'Escape to Provence' is also a
portrait of an era. The price is just £4.12! ". Maureen
The Tele Matin programme on
France 2 TV recently broadcast a short film about the garden at
Winifred's original home near Grasse and its present owner,
Valerie de Courcel. Click
here to visit their site and view the film.
A reminder that
Maureen Emerson's wonderful book 'Escape to
Provence', the true story of Winifred Fortescue & Elisabeth
Starr, is still readily available direct from the publisher at
£10.99 plus £2 p&p, UK. This
really is a must for anyone interested in Winifred Fortecue.
Click here to
order a copy now.
The France Show 2012 show has
come and gone and a great day out was had by all! Authors Julia
Stagg and Carol Drinkwater were promoting their books and links
have been added to Julia's website on the Book and Book Sale
pages. Do have a look and find out more about this delightful
photos of the CDFP steam train service near Entrevaux on a
wet Sunday in Sept 2011.