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Bon Courage: A French Renovation in Rural Limousin
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A dilapidated, rat-infested stone barn set amidst thirteen acres of overgrown woodland and unkempt pasture might not be many people’s vision of a potential dream home. But for English couple Richard and his wife Al, the cavernous, oak-beamed building in a sleepy hamlet of the Limousin region of France is perfect.

Tussles with French bureaucracy allied with fierce storms that wreak havoc on the property do little to dampen resolve as they immerse themselves in the calm of this quiet corner of France, taking trips in Richard’s balloon and starting their very own llama farm.

Their colourful, often eccentric neighbours are always ready to lend a hand: the jovial ex-Gendarme and his wife, who is able to foretell the weather; a lonely widow who offers copious amounts of gateaux in exchange for convivial chat; and a brawny cattleman with suspicious motives in offering to clean up the couple’s land.

This often hilarious and heartwarming tale is one of obstacles overcome and dreams fulfilled.
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12/3/2004
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Prologue – Perils of Camping 11 Chapter One – A Spontaneous Proposal 17 Chapter Two – New Directions 23 Chapter Three – Le Mas Mauvis 39 Chapter Four – Baby Wipes and Bureaucracy 52 Chapter Five – Mangers and Mushrooms 72 Chapter Six – Jean Le Grand 85 Chapter Seven – Cold Reality 104 Chapter Eight – Nature’s Abundance 114 Chapter Nine – Monsieur Moustache 133 Chapter Ten – A Rock and a Hard Place 145 Chapter Eleven – The Grass Rustler 160 Chapter Twelve – What Goes Around 179 Chapter Thirteen – Verbal Gymnastics 201 Chapter Fourteen – Herd Instincts 217 Chapter Fifteen – Flight of Fancy 235 Chapter Sixteen – At Whit’s End 253 Chapter Seventeen – Trouble at Source 263 Chapter Eighteen – A Minor Effraction 279 Chapter Nineteen – All That Jazz 289 Chapter Twenty – Home is Where the Hearth is 300 Chapter Twenty-One – A Moving Experience 315 Epilogue – Sleeping in the Open 329