Expat Living in Rural France – Still Barking

January 31, 2012 in Books, Fiction, Humour

Expat Living in Rural France The second in a two volume series of books on what life is like for an expat, living in a rural part of the South of France. Continuing on from the short story listing of Volume 1, Jonathan Veale adds more meat to the bones of his expat living in France tales. A humorous take on the comings and goings of expats as they visit the Cochon and Sifflet village bar, mixing with the locals, getting embroiled with some local politics and often creating a little bit of a furore themselves. All done for the most part under the watchful eye of the bar’s proprietor who, in an attempt to improve his English, sends regular updates by email to his famous cartoonist friend. A very much tongue in cheek offering of light entertainment and humour.

Volume 2

Like the first volume, the episodes in these books are complete stories in themselves and offer more insights into, amongst other things, property buying in France, dealing with the authorities, and generally getting along without upsetting the locals.

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Expat Living FranceIf you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out volume 1 of the ‘Expat Living in Rural France‘ series. If you like the look of the books, then it would make sense to buy volume 1 first. But of course the choice is entirely yours.

Book Reviews

Another French expat book that I found very entertaining, a very worth while read for the Anglophile. Written by Traveller on Amazon

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Expat Living in Rural France – Still Life in the Old Dogs

January 30, 2012 in Books, Fiction, Humour

Expat Living in Rural FranceIf you’ve ever wondered what British expat property owners get up to in France when their friends and relations depart . . . and what it’s like living in France all year round, then these fictional tales reveal everything. Unexpurgated! Little is left to the imagination. Unlike many books of this kind, the author plays no part in these adventures. He’s far too wise . . . or perhaps past it. But his humorous observations and revelations do suggest he has been party to many such goings-on.

Volume 1

The episodes in these books are complete stories in themselves and offer insights into, amongst other things, property buying in France, dealing with the authorities, and generally getting along without upsetting the locals. And one  shares his insights via an email dialogue with a famous English cartoonist, his medium for trying to learn the language of the incomers.

If you don’t say to yourself after reading these tales, ‘perhaps I should think about investing in a small property in France myself’, you’ll not be human. But a cold shower might be wiser.

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Volume 1 of Expat Living in Rural France – Still Life in the Old Dogs (UK)    £2.32

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Expat Living FranceIf you want more stories along the same theme take a look at Volume 2 of the ‘Expat Living in Rural France‘ series. Lots more humorous short stories that are sure to take your fancy if you liked Volume 1.

Book Reviews

Want to know more about the French, or dream of moving to France? Then these collections of short stories are a must read. I always guessed expats had secret lives once their seasonal guests left. These books reveal all. If you love France, fantasise about getting away from it all, and ever wondered whether this could be the life for you . . . read these stories first. Personally I can’t wait to meet these characters for real in the bar of Le Cochon et Sifflet in the author’s fictional town of Castelverdun. Written by Waldo on Amazon

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Website Design Guide

January 28, 2012 in Books, Internet and computers, Non Fiction

Website Design GuideThis is a website design guide that provides the layman with answers to technical issues without jargon,  clearly explained in straightforward terms. Commissioning a brand new website for the first time can be daunting to anyone who operates outside of the world of the Internet, technology and design. But without at least a basic understanding of what’s required to produce a really good, functional website that works on all the required levels, it’s far to easy to fall into the pitfalls that await.

Website Design GuideThis design guide caters for anyone wishing to commission a website design from a professional designer and also provides direction for enthusiastic DIY designers who want to create their own unique website design. For the latter, there are descriptions of the best design approaches with links to some excellent, free, online training that describe exactly how to implement those approaches to get a great design even as a complete, but technically savvy, novice.

Subjects covered include: choosing and registering a name for your website; who to host with; how to set a reasonable budget, and ensuring you can add content to your website, at will, without paying a designer or webmaster. Then, once it’s up and running, you are shown how to get traffic to your website by using the most relevant and up-to-date techniques for website and blog promotion, including why you should be using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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Below are a few short paragraphs from various chapters of the book:

Finding your way around the website – Every good website has at least one menu and ideally a search feature for finding information if the menu is not intuitive enough for the visitor to find what they want.
Remember we are all unique; what seems obvious to one person may be an enigma to another. How many times…”

“How Google ranks your website – We have already discussed in detail what was referred to as ‘on-page optimisation’ Now we are going to discuss the other side to the coin: ‘off-page optimisation’.
This means the things you can do, away from the actual website design, to ensure search engines seek out your website and put it at the top of their list when the contents of your website…”

Book Reviews

For all newcomers to website design and implementation, this book is an excellent guide through all the confusing jargon. It is also very useful to lazy designers, like myself, as it answers questions in areas such as Google ranking etc, thereby saving time searching for answers on the web. A very good buy. Written by M. Clark on Amazon

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You can see the author’s profile using this link Brian Stephens – Author

Puppy and Dog Care: Training & Care Guide

January 27, 2012 in Books, Non Fiction, Pets and Animals

Puppy and Dog Care This new dog care manual, lovingly written by a highly qualified dog trainer and lifelong owner of dogs, provides answers to many of the puzzling and sometimes worrying things that crop up as both owner and dog try to cope with what life throws at them.

From puppyhood to old age, it takes you on a delightful journey as you gain a better understanding of how your dog views life . . . and you.

Divided into thirty-seven chapters packed with advice, tips and reassuring information including a glossary of over sixty technical terms, this is an invaluable dog care manual for all puppy and dog owners.

This book describes in great detail how to go about finding the best puppy for you, then the best techniques on how to train and care for him through his entire life using the very latest information on canine behaviour.

It guides you through the puppy socialisation stages, and helps you understand how dogs learn and how they communicate. Using the techniques described, you will find out the secrets for how to teach your dog to sit, to stay, to come to you, to walk nicely on a lead and how you can prevent problem behaviours arising.

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“Bad habits and their causes: Apart from a dog that has bad genes or something medically wrong, we are the ones who cause bad habits to develop. We do it unintentionally – through poor training, for example – or unwittingly. The dog can’t be responsible for what he does, but is always the one that suffers the outcomes of his actions.”

“Making the old dog comfortable: Because your old dog spends most of the day sleeping, make sure his bed is warm and well-padded, and keep it out of draughts. An old dog has a hard time adjusting to changes in routine, so don’t move his bed from place to place. Pick a spot where there are people most of the time so that he doesn’t feel lonely and scared”.

“Why you shouldn’t use punishment: One of the reasons we punish our dogs is that there seems to be an epidemic going around of ‘show him who’s boss’ or ‘you have to be the leader of the pack’; and it has been going around for too many years.”

Book Reviews

I have been dipping in and out of this book as the need arises. So far I have not found a question that the author has not answered. I am sure as time goes on I will think of this book in the same way that Delia is to cookery or Stoppard is to infant care. A must have reference on every dog owners’ bookshelf. Written by RIALTO on Amazon

You can see the author’s profile using this link Alexandra Santos

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How to Write a Book or Novel – An Insider’s Guide to Getting Published

January 27, 2012 in Books, Non Fiction, Writing & Publishing

How to Write A Book

A Guide For New Writers – Ebook Publishing or Print – by Jonathan Veale.

How to write a NovelHave you ever wondered what it takes to write and publish that book you’ve been thinking about for ages? This authoritative, up-to-the-minute guide by writer, editor, and ebook publisher Jonathan Veale pulls no punches. He outlines the steps to take – and the pitfalls to avoid – as you plan, write and see your first book completed and published for all to read.

Packed full of tips from a writer who has been both poacher and gamekeeper.

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Few writers make fortunes from writing books. Many spend recklessly and make nothing. Both extremes need to be dismissed. The middle ground is described here. Whether you have a thriller in mind, or a perhaps slightly less exciting autobiography, the generous advice here will help you see your project through from idea to publication.

The activities of rogue publishers and agents are explored in depth so that you can identify them easily. Once in their clutches your returns diminish and your pocket empties.

The guide recommends you acquire a few hours of editorial advice as you plan and pursue a writing project, but purely to keep you focused and on track.

Ebooks, together with the latest print-on-demand options, permit writers with their wits about them to publish books, printed and or digital, at minimum cost, and market them worldwide using Amazon websites and similar online retailers. A chapter describes this exciting new route for aspiring writers.

This guide will increase your chances of success, ensure your writing does you credit, . . . and it will also protect your pocket. That’s why this book is being marketed as an ebook at a modest price. But the information contained is designed to save you thousands!

Book Review

Jonathan Veale knows what authors go through. In this ebook he doesn’t hide any of the hard truth about writing and getting published. If that’s what you want to do then ignore this book at your peril. Written by Redacto on Amazon

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