Bonnes Vacances: A Crazy Family Adventure in the French Territories

Author(s): Rosie Millard

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'Looks like not many tourists visit St Pierre et Miquelon,' I mutter excitedly to Pip. 'That is why this trip is going to be so brilliant.' He looks at me questioningly. I am distracted by Gabriel's unusually pallid face. 'Oh my God, he's going to be sick.' Rosie set out on a tour of the French Overseas Departments and Territories (the 'Dom- Toms') with her husband and four young children, partly to make a documentary series but also to show the children it is possible to survive fourteen weeks without Hannah Montana. From Martinique to Reunion, crossing five continents, they eat stewed iguana, 400 croissants and - since the budget is small - copious amounts of Campbell's soup. Candid, darkly humorous and slightly mad, cut with a dash of French history, this memoir offers insights, amusement and hope for anyone who has ever travelled en famille.

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Featured in The Guardian Featured in The Daily Express 'Filled with humorous anecdotes about travelling with a family and thoughtful insight... offers a refreshing take on the classic travelogue.' France magazine 'The maddest slice of France. Had me in stitches yet moving and touching too - how can one family have caused so much trouble?' -- Jeremy Vine 'Anyone who's taken their children on holiday (or been a child on holiday) will find it funnier than Rosie did at the time. Hilaire!' French Entree

General Fields

  • : 9781849531498
  • : Summersdale Publishers
  • : Summersdale Publishers
  • : June 2011
  • : 196mm X 130mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Rosie Millard
  • : Illustrations
  • : 320
  • : 910.41092