Fiona Freer

Writer, historian and speaker

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Back In Time – through our friends’ front door.

14 Apr , 2016
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Jill and John bought a holiday home in rural Brittany about eleven years ago. I was working with John at the time and I thought it was a great idea – my family had a dream of doing the same one day. Last week our visits to Brittany coincided and Jill invited us to spend […]

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Woodworm Ate My Toothbrush.

14 Apr , 2016
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I thought I would write a blog about the highs and lows of our springtime visit to Brittany. There aren’t usually any lows when we are in our French home, but on this occasion woodworm ate the bristles of my toothbrush. Of course, woodworm are not worms at all, but round, black beetles with hard, […]

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I have just finished reading a fantastic book…

13 Mar , 2016
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Brittany A Cultural History By Wendy Mewes Published by Signal Books 2014 If you have ever done the gite thing, or dreamt about owning a home in Brittany, or even just popped across to Roscoff to buy a trolley full of wine, then I warmly recommend that you read this book. It was given to […]

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Back in time – through our kitchen.

18 Feb , 2016
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Our home is close to Huelgoat, a dream-like village with a lake and forests full of legends. We live high up on the side of a valley, surrounded by farmland and woods. There are just three houses in our hamlet, along with the ruins and remains of three or four others. When we first viewed […]

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Are you a member of a book group?

8 Feb , 2016
Created by fiona

I thought that discussing “A Long Time Dying” in a book group might be fun. I have read books that include a list of discussion points at the back, but I have not yet found one that provides the ideas and intentions of the author in reply to these. So here are some questions that […]

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