Satire in SW France, by Angela Clarke
When Pamela and William Sinclair moved to France, their expectations were high. What could be more idyllic than living in a Renaissance château, feasting on local produce and elegant French wines?
They didn’t expect to be stalked by a serial killer, who prowled the countryside on the full moon. Nor did they anticipate a power struggle with Shirley Johnson-Smith, the self-styled ‘Queen of the Dordogne’.
Their challenges, ordeals and triumphs unfold in this satirical comédie noire, set in a picturesque village in South-West France.
Available at Waterstones
Publisher: Lumiere Publishing
Still an Asterix Village
Updated June 6, 2011, 10:12 PM
Pierre Haski, a former deputy editor of the daily Libération, is the co-founder and chief executive of the French independent news Web site Rue89.com.
France’s broadcasting authority is applying the law by calling on the country’s TV and radio broadcasters to stop using the words “Facebook” and “Twitter” on the air unless the news story justifies it. French law bans hidden advertising, and Facebook and Twitter are not (yet) generic names.
But this narrow legalistic approach gives France an Asterix village outlook, as in the popular cartoon when the whole of Gaul was under Roman occupation except for a tiny Breton village still resisting the globalization of the time. Read More
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