A touching and inspiring tale of the Texan pioneering spirit, English eccentricity, and two women old enough to know better. When Susie Kelly decides, age 50+, on a whim, to trek alone across France from La Rochelle to Lake Geneva, she entrusts her French farmhouse full of assorted animals to a total stranger from San Antonio, Texas. For each of them it will be a life-changing experience. Both will find their resourcefulness and ingenuity tested to the limit as, in their own ways, they explore and enjoy the culture, cuisine and people of Europe’s most fascinating country. While Texan Jennifer Shields copes heroically with lost dogs, erratic electricity, old men hiding in bushes, and a language she cannot speak, Susie doggedly tramps 500 miles over unknown terrain, frequently lost and either too hot or too cold. Armchair travellers will enjoy this tale of laughter and tears following the adventures of two women old enough to know better. “A book to inspire” GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
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Born a Londoner, Susie Kelly spent most of the first 25 years of her life in Kenya, and now lives in south-west France with her husband and assorted animals. She's slightly scatterbrained and believes that compassion, courage and a sense of humor are the three essentials for surviving life in the 21st century. She gets on best with animals, eccentrics, and elderly people.Review:
"A book to inspire" Good Housekeeping Magazine "This is one of the best travel books I have read to date. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every drop of it." Bas Bleu "I would have never thought I could be so addicted to a book about a woman who decided to walk 500 miles through the French countryside . This book was delightful." Jo-Anne Himmelman "Susie is ... able to paint a picture with words that makes me feel like I am beside her on her journey. Perfect for the Francophile, the armchair adventurer, and the lover of good literature for this is surely literature." US Reviewer
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 260 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.65 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1466423285