By Clive Kristen, David Johnson

This paintings is an enthralling and informative account of renovating a estate in France. should you fall in love logic flies out of the window. this can be the way it was once for David and Doris Johnson after they came across a down-at-heel mini chateau within the heartland of France. a 3 12 months recovery all started - and with it a trip of discovery. French estate specialist Clive Kristen was once interested in the topic instantly. this is often the a laugh and educational tale of the Johnson's recovery, written to aid others eager to embark on their lonesome French preservation.

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She passed on apologies from a director called Jeremy and an assurance that we would receive 'top treatment' from now on. 'And we have more than 600 properties on our books in the Limousin,' said Anne. 'Just as long as we don't have to look at all of them,' said Doris. ' A new, even busier, schedule was lined up. One for the following day; two the day after and three the day after that. Their plan was to use fatigue to force us into a decision. Anne had arranged for us to liaise with a local agent to take us round the first batch of properties.

The warehouse she is still on holiday, Madame,' one of them explained. ' we pleaded. Goodness knows when they would have come back if we'd let them go- They said they would do their best but admitted that they had had 41 A French Restoration to improvise. If the washers were wrong, things could be a bit iffy. And sure enough, two days later the joint in the cellar started to leak. 'You'll have to go down and fix it,' Kevin said, looking at me. 'But I don't know how,' I protested. ' I know it sounds crazy - as I was paying the bills - but that's how it was, my head in spiders' webs, water wobbling over my wellies and working its way up through the wick of my clothing.

It began with a big smile and the sort of French accent you can cuddle, then there would be petit fours and coffee and the odd glass of bubbly. There would be references to the Greatness of Britain and the good taste and perspicacity of its mature citizens. Transport would be laid on in a vehicle in which even the climate control could not entirely mask the tang of soft new leather, and there would be Faure and Derufle on the CD changer, a cold drinks cabinet without Virgin 18 2 - House Hunting cola, and a satellite internet system for clients to check their share portfolios.

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