Monday, May 09, 2005

Pays d'Auge

Following the French model of using up as much holiday as you possibly can in May, we have been away on holiday again, this time in Normandy. This is a picture of a little village in the Pays d'Auge of Normandy. It looks like a piece of England doesn't it? Visiting this region reminded me of a great bande desinée (comic book) I read a while back by Posy Simmons called 'Gemma Bovery'. It is a satire on everything that can go wrong when an English couple buy a cottage in Normandy. The husband goes native, the wife falls for the son of the local comte and the neighbour lusts after her from a distance. And it's all constructed along the lines of Flaubert's 'Emma Bovary'. A great read

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