Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Book review of Tales from the Pays d'Oc by Patricia Feinberg Stoner

French Village Diaries book review Tales from the Pays d'Oc by Patricia Feinberg Stoner
Tales from the Pays d'Oc by Patricia Feinberg Stoner

Tales from the Pays d’Oc
Twenty-one tales of life, love and laughter in the land of sun and vines.  
What is Matthieu doing up an olive tree?  Why won’t Joséphine ever eat pizza again? Who went four by fourth? And who rescued two hapless Americans at Armageddon Falls?
Travel to the Languedoc, feel the scorch of the sun on your shoulders, smell the dust and the lavender and the ripening grapes and follow the adventures of the Saturday Club and the regulars at l’Estaminet.
In this collection of stories, Patricia Feinberg Stoner revisits the territory of her memoir, ‘At Home in the Pays d’Oc’ with a whole host of new and familiar characters.
 
French Village Diaries book review Tales from the Pays d'Oc by Patricia Feinberg Stoner
Tales from the Pays d'Oc blog tour
My review
This book is a collection of good fun snippets of life in a Languedoc village, each one short enough to dip in and out of whenever you get a spare minute to pick up a book. 

Patricia allows us to observe the villager’s routines; meeting the regulars at the village bar, joining the old men on the bench in the village square and sampling the delights at the weekly market. We discover the local characters and their individual quirks, and there is always someone sharing some juicy gossip somewhere. Life isn’t always plain sailing for her characters, but each story is written with humour, a great eye for detail and shows her obvious love for French village life.

I haven’t yet read Patricia’s memoir At Home in the Pays d’Oc, but reading these stories has led me to pick up a copy, and I can’t wait to get stuck in and read more from her.


About Patricia Feinberg Stoner

French Village Diaries book review Tales from the Pays d'Oc by Patricia Feinberg Stoner
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, southern France.  During that time she wrote a series of magazine articles which eventually became her first book about the Languedoc: ‘At Home in the Pays d’Oc.’
Now back in the UK, she lives with her husband in the pretty West Sussex village of Rustington, where Michael Flanders encountered a gnu and the mobility scooter is king. 
She spends much of her time writing short stories and comic verses. Her first book, ‘Paw Prints in the Butter’, is a collection of comic poems for cat lovers, and is sold in aid of a local animal charity.  In 2017 she published her second book of comic verse: ‘The Little Book of Rude Limericks’.
In the autumn of 2018 Patricia returns to the locale of ‘At Home in the Pays d’Oc’ with a new collection of stories: ‘Tales from the Pays d’Oc’.
Patricia welcomes visitors to her Facebook page and to her blog.
You may occasionally find her on Twitter

French Village Diaries book review Tales from the Pays d'Oc by Patricia Feinberg Stoner
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US - https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Pays-dOc-laughter-vines-ebook/dp/B07JF8RV2N