Monday, 8 January 2007

My French Life by Vicki Archer






Well here it is, My French Life by Australian born Vicki Archer. This book was on my Christmas wishlist and I was lucky enough to find it under our Christmas tree on Christmas morning. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Vicki's story over the holidays about her move from Australia to France with her family where she and her husband purchased a run down seventeenth-century French farmhouse in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. She writes about her complete renovation of the house and all the things presented to her with undertaking a project of this size in a foreign country. What a wonderful story it is. A book filled to the brim with beautiful photographs by Carla Coulson. It is just so beautiful. It is proudly sitting on top of my pile of favourite books on a tray on an ottoman in my lounge room at the moment. If you love beautiful things then this book should be on the top of your wishlist. I think my husband wishes he never gave it to me as I am again longing for a trip to France!!

19 comments:

style court said...

Looks like a fabulous book!

My Marrakech said...

This book looks absolutely AMAZING!
PS You can buy that Alberto Pinto book if you click on it in my blog entry - it will take you to Amazon.
PPS I am still lusting after your inlaid chests. Can you let me know how much they are?

pinkmohair said...

I couldn't find this French book - I tried last month. Going to try again; it looks fairly necessary. So glad to have you back!

the preppy princess said...

Looks lovely. Glad to have you back!

Anna said...

Thanks Maryam, good old Amazon, I'll be sure to check it out. When I get back to work on Thursday I will look at the pricing on the chests for you.

Anna said...

Pink, let me look into where you might be able to get it from as I don't think it is available on Amazon. I'll come back to you.

Anna

Anna said...

Thanks PP. Glad to be back now!

Anna

Stefan said...

Yes, I'd love to find this book as well. I'm shocked it's not available through amazon.com!! Please post if you can find where this would be available in the US.

Anna said...

Well, you're all not going to believe it however, Vicki Archer, the Author, just sent me an email!! Oh my goodnes I can't believe it!! How exciting. I have just sent her an email back and I have asked her where you all might be able to access the book from Internationally. Back soon.

Anna

kstyle said...

Welcome back Anna. Am envious of your warm break. Colder than heck here in Ashland right now. Breath in some warm air for me. k

Anna said...

Thanks K. Great to hear from you. Hope you had a great Christmas. I will send some warm air your way.

Anna

Ronda said...

I’m so glad to have found your blog. It’s fantastic. Having just started my own, I love to see what others are doing. Please keep us posted on international sales of Vicki Archer’s book. It looks fab.

Anna said...

Thanks Ronda for your very kind words. I just had a quick look at your new blog. I love it!! I will continue to read it each day. I have just heard back from Vicki Archer, the Author of My French Life and I am about to do a quick post about the International availability of the book.
Please keep in touch.
Anna

Vicki Archer said...

Hi Anna,
i have been looking at your absolutely beautiful blog and I wanted to thank you for your very kind words- it was truly a labour of love to write and work with Carla Coulson on My French Life.
Kindest regards
Vicki

Anna said...

Thank you so much Vici for looking at Absolutely Beautiful Things. I am honered that you have sent me an email. Thank you and I love your book!

Anna

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

One day I hope you will walk the street of the flea market with me!

Anna said...

I would love that T&C. Hopefully I'll get there sooner rather than later and you must be my guide!!

Anna

Bookman Beattie said...

Hi, pleased to locate your blog. I also reviewed this title late last year on my blog:
www.beattiesbookblog.blogspot.com

and I totally agree with your sentiments. In fact I have just reviewed it on New Zealand National Radio as one of my best reads for 2006.

kate5kiwis said...

bonjour mon amie,
i googled *my french life* cos i am reading through my friend's copy and decided to blog it this morning..
and then i found your blog!!!
it is such a beautiful book.
love your pictures...