Our most popular posts in 2015 included stories of medieval knights, WW2 bravery, rejected Kings, writers seeking inspiration and mad hatters. In reverse order they are:
“If you fancy writing a gritty, realistic novel that doesn’t hold back revealing the murkier underbelly of human nature, try a holiday in charming Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer on the northern coast of Normandy. It worked for Émile Zola… ”
“Long, long ago when being called Gilbert was cool, a young man inherited vast lands around Brionne in Normandy….”
“On a cold blustery day in February 1848 the last King of France skulked along the quay in Trouville-sur-Mer, desperate to secure passage to England for himself and his family…”
“…Together they were young and invincible, living a perilous existence between the city and the countryside of Normandy. While Monet painted she waited, ready to pack their bags in an instant when unpaid bills left them unwelcome at the local inns…”
“…Then a remarkable discovery was made that become the money making ‘secretage’ that no Huguenot would ever divulge.”
We have lots of fascinating stories and postcard matches for 2016. Do you have a favourite Normandy place you think we should visit? Please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!