Tag Archives: Prosper Mérimée

Corsican Vendetta in Fiction and in Reality

  We have recently returned from our fifth visit to Corsica, the setting for my novel, The House at Zaronza (reissued in April 2018). L’Île de Beauté is a captivating place, with a savage beauty and a culture all its … Continue reading

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Abbaye de Beaulieu-en-Rouergue, Centre of Contemporary Art

  One of the advantages (well, the only one, actually) of having house guests is that you go out and do things you normally wouldn’t. I have often observed that when you live in a place, everyday life takes over. … Continue reading

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L’Abbaye de Beaulieu – A Hidden Gem

Today, our walking group chose a route that took in the Abbaye de Beaulieu, a magnificent Cistercian abbey that sits in splendid isolation alongside the River Seye. We walked along paths in woods carpeted with snowdrops behind the abbey and negotiated … Continue reading

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