THE NORMANDY PROPERTY SHOW 2009 PRESS RELEASE 7 FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION The Normandy Property Show takes place at Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport on Saturday and Sunday 7th and th 8 March 2009 – less than 2 weeks to go – please help us to tell everyone about this very popular show. th Free entrance if booked on line before 5 March at www.normandypropertyshow.com or £3.00 p.p. on the door The Normandy Property Show is now less than two weeks away. This week‟s press release moves away from the subject of property purchase …. Let‟s not forget that buying your property is only the first step of an exciting journey into the unknown. Normandy is a place of great culture, history, art, cuisine and beauty ….. this week‟s press release covers the three authors that we have coming to the show – all with books on Normandy. Images of the book covers are attached to the email. 1. S.E. Fitzgerald Eighteen hours with capricious Violette This exciting novel, set on both sides of the Channel, follows the fascinating relationship between Michael, a divorced Englishman, and enigmatic Violette, from Normandy, who has moved to London. As they meet to converse in French, the reader is invited to follow their interactions, and feel the occasional electricity between them. However, theirs is an unpredictable relationship, beset with misunderstandings, preconceptions, and secrets on both sides. Will they ever progress beyond the formality of conversation to deepen their entente cordiale? Written with touches of humour and poignancy, this novel features simple French dialogues, and celebrates Anglo-French relations. It also marvels at the cultural richness of Normandy, from its cuisine and Calvados to the awe-inspiring Mont-Saint-Michel. S E Fitzgereld is a writer and linguist who studied languages at a northern university and has lived in France and Switzerland. Now living in Surrey with her family, she loves to visit Normandy and took part in a literary festival there in summer 2008. Of this novel she says: „I hope readers will warm to Violette, with her caprices and fragility, and her effect on a cool, logical Englishman. Also I hope they will enjoy dipping into the French language, which offers its own charm and mystery.‟ 2. Rob Silverstone: A Mule in Rouen – A Discovery of Upper Normandy Follow the trail of our good mule as he discovers the town of Rouen. A place of gothic splendour and cobbled streets unchanged through the passage of time. Discover Normandy as the cradle of Impressionist art, home to Maupassant and Madame Bovary. Sit at the Café Metropole as Sartre and De Beauvoir did before you. Glide through the apple blossom in countryside still peopled by artisan farmers, producers of sumptuous cheeses and calvados, confit de canard and boudin blanc. Follow the journey of an Englishman as he sets up a restaurant beside the little river Robec, in the old dyers quarter of town. Experience his encounters with a Kafkaesque state and the deeply mistrustful Rouennais. Set foot in every untrodden corner of Upper Normandy. A little local history tour that is good enough to eat. 3. Joanna Reintjes and Philippa Weitz: Find your Feet in Normandy – Top Tips for Property Purchase and Settling into Normandy Life This book has been written together with the group of professionals that we have developed in Normandy and is intended as a pocket reference, packed with 60 pages of tips and advice and useful addresses. It includes topics such as how to start a business in France, making the most of your money, schooling, healthcare as well as up to date information about the house buying process. Both authors will be available at the show for interviews. BOOK LAUNCH at the show - every person attending the Normandy Property Show will be given a FREE copy of this useful book – the usual retail price is £7.50. th Copies of this book are available from 9 March from PWT, 38 Roman Road, Hove, BN3 4LA for £10.50 including postage within the UK and France. Cheques payable to “PWT”. More information on the show and the property included in this press release available at www.normandypropertyshow.com or for interviews and more information call 01273 422 143 or 07880 501 116. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.