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At Home in the Pays d'Oc: A tale of accidental expatriates (The Pays d'Oc series Book 1)

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This is the story of how a small brown and white spaniel turned the lives of two English holidaymakers upside down.
Patricia and her husband Patrick are spending the summer in their holiday home in the Languedoc village of Morbignan la Crèbe. One hot Friday afternoon Patrick walks in with the little dog, thinking she is a stray.
They have no intention of keeping her. 'Just for tonight,' says Patrick. 'We will take her to the animal shelter tomorrow.' It never happens. They spend the weekend getting to know and love the little creature, who looks at them appealingly with big brown eyes, and wags her absurd stump of a tail every time they speak to her.
On the Monday her owner turns up, alerted by the Mairie. They could have handed her over. Instead Patricia finds herself saying: 'We like your dog, Monsieur. May we keep her?'
It is the start of what will be four years as Morbignanglais, as they settle into life as permanent residents of the village. "At Home in the Pays d'Oc" is about their lives in Morbignan, the neighbours who soon become friends, the parties and the vendanges and the battles with French bureaucracy.
It is the story of some of their bizarre and sometimes hilarious encounters: the Velcro bird, the builder in carpet slippers, the neighbour who cuts the phone wires, the clock that clacks, the elusive carpenter who really did have to go to a funeral.

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Patricia Feinberg Stoner

Patricia Feinberg Stoner is a former journalist, advertising copywriter and publicist.  For four years she and her husband were accidental expatriates in the Languedoc, in southern France.  Now back in the UK she lives with her husband and dog in the pretty WestSussex village of Rustington, where Michael Flanders once encountered a gnu and the mobility scooter is king.

She spends much of her time writing short stories and comic verse, many of which have been published in print and online.  Her first book, 'Paw Prints in the Butter' is a collection of humorous poems about cats, which is sold in aid of a local animal charity for which she volunteers.

Patricia is the leader of a West Sussex creative writing group, the Arun Scribes.  She welcomes visitors to her Facebook page, Paw Prints in the Butter, and to her blog www.paw-prints-in-the-butter.com.  You can occasionally follow her @perdisma.

 

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