July 14 , 2022
139: Trevor Dolby; Creating The New ‘A Year in Provence’, a Village Life in France, the Publishing World in London
Michael Palin describes Trevor Dolby’s book, One Place de L’Eglise, as “a timeless story of what it is that makes France irresistible”. Former publisher, Trevor, and his wife Kaz discovered a medieval house in virtual ruins in Languedoc, just off the local village square and the resulting book, widely known as the new ‘Year in Provence’, follows them as they navigate language difficulties floods and freezing winters, colourful characters in the local bar…all with the backdrop of the scent of thyme and lavender, the warmth of sun on stone walls, nights hung with stars…and how they came to create the perfectly imperfect dream French home.
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