I started off being disinterested in this novel, but Mary Moody had a way of writing which quickly turned into an enthralling read, especially the historical parts of the places she visited!
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Even though I'm not a gardener, I was enamoured by her description of all the different gardens and plants, etc! This was a very captivating story. Loved it! And, yes, certainly dreaming of running away from home and living in France, now! Dec 04, Dale rated it it was ok Shelves: read Attracted to this book because of the combination of Australian author and the opportunity for a vicarious escape to rural France; it delivered both those, plus more and less. The book details a great deal about the author's life up to the point of the trip as background and discloses a lot of her personal, family life and thoughts - she gets an A for honesty!
Mary Moody has written several more books in the series, for which I'm engaged enough to read the next, Last Tango in Toulouse. After tha Attracted to this book because of the combination of Australian author and the opportunity for a vicarious escape to rural France; it delivered both those, plus more and less. After that we'll see.
Jan 02, Louise rated it liked it Shelves: france , library , autobiography. Nice easy reading book for bedtime. Seeing as there is a possibility of a French move at some point I have taken to looking for any books on English speaking foreigners living in France. Mostly this one was focused on how much socialising and consequently food and drink she consumed whilst living in the South West for six months. It is of no use for practical advice but gives a fun insight into the positive aspects of living there and made for a enjoyable read.
May 10, Sue rated it liked it. Well, I suppose I really enjoyed it because Ms Moody stayed in 'my' part of France, not many miles from chez nous. Then, before they even got around to their first dance, he ditched her at the reception.
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Is it? Are you planning to write more memoirs? I get fantastic emails through my website and fantastic letters through the publisher from readers, both men and women, but mostly women.
So I made that documentary. I did a rose book and another gardening book and I wrote a cookbook. In fact I had signed a contract with Pan Macmillan to write a book that was a general book about the Baby Boomer Generation and how we are fighting the notion of every growing old and how can have a bit of Botox and go to the gym and climb mountains and dance on tables.
We are never going to surrender to aging at all. Then all of these different things happened in my life. She has to be fed with a tube. So that has become a very difficult thing. Two of my adult children went through marriage breakdowns and I found that incredibly confronting and difficult.
It was going to be called Forever Young. I thought this is ridiculous. This whole notion that we will just go on and there are no consequences, I guess, for actions. A lot of people get sick themselves. It does feel like the end.
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You make me feel normal. Is there a daily routine that you go through? What happens? Mary: When I have signed a contract and the contract always has a deadline. The book manuscript has to be X number of words at least and it has to be delivered on a certain date. I tend to just sit down with a calendar and I work out approximately how many words that I need to write a day. I allow myself my times when I take off on my trips and things like that. I sort of deduct all the obvious things and I usually deduct at least a couple of weeks for getting sick or just not being in the mood.
And then I am incredibly disciplined. I literally get up, my husband gives me a cup of tea in bed and then I leap up and then I am in front of that computer until lunchtime. I usually knock off at lunchtime and then in the afternoon I can garden or do any other creative thing or go and visit some of the family who live only 40 minutes away or something like that. I would say then it would be maybe four hours a day and in that time I can usually write a couple of thousand words. My father, as a journalist, once said to me you know never use a complex or big word if there is a shorter equivalent, a more commonly used equivalent.
I write in a very communicative style which basically flows. I guess it just flows. I want to paint a picture.
I love to paint a picture of where I am at any particular time but you can do that in a very straight-forward fashion. I try and get a couple of thousand words written a day. Valerie: I think that as a journalist you are used to writing so many words in such a short period of time as well. Mary: How irritating. The last thing that I want is to contemplate another four weeks of writing. I mean I know that you have to go subsequently have to go through all of the post-production with the editor and that sort of thing.
I love editors. I think editors just take what you do and make it that much better. I think that they take what you do and make it that much better.
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They have an outside eye on everything, a different perspective. Mary: The Long Table was a gorgeous project. They wanted it to be a bit of a story, a bit of a journey as well. It was great fun. I reflected on growing up in the 50s and 60s and the food that we used to eat back then and they way that we shopped which was so different to the supermarkets of today. You dropped a list into the green grocer and the grocery store and everything was delivered on cardboard cartons on the back porch.
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I wrote about all of that. Then I wrote about when I started to have my own family and how passionate I was about fresh food and how I started to garden in order to grow all these veggies and have the fruit myself and wrote about the sort of healthy food that I was cooking in the 70s for my family but very traditional sort of meals. Then I wrote about the fun of going off to France and discovering the markets. Then ultimately I wrote the last chapter was about being here at the farm and cold climate and fires going and grandchildren coming and sitting around the table.
It was just a lovely family memoir around food and I loved doing it. Mary: Once again my journalistic skills came in very, very handy because we had to write words and then we had to stand up at the end of it and do it as a performance piece to a live audience. There were about people there plus the judges. I wrote exactly words which nobody else did.
Everybody else overwrote. Anyway I won the competition. It was pure fiction, it was total fantasy. It was a thriller in words and so I thought to myself well if I ever really decided to turn my hand to it I could probably do it.
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