Acknowledgements; Preface;; Languewhat?; 1:Where to Live?; 2:Integration, Integration, Integration; 3:One Egg is Un Oeuf; 4:Sleeping with the Enemy; 5:Dreaming Spires; 6:The Money Thing; 7:Running a Vineyard; 8:Living on Water; 9:Earth, Wind and Fire; 10:Pere du Village; 11:Healthcare; 12:Allons Enfants de la Patrie; 13:Tax; 14:Mad Dogs and Englishmen; 15:Disasters; Happily Ever After?; Swotnotes; Addresses; Index.
In her early twenties Helena Frith Powell modelled and hung out with people such as Boy George and bands like Wham! While designing clothes and having a market stall, she began her A-levels and started writing. She now has a column called French Mistress in the Sunday Times and writes for publications such as the Daily Mail and Conde Nast Traveller. She is married with five children and lives in the foothills of Languedoc's Black Mountains.
'Sparkling' Sunday Times columnist