Ruth Silvestre is a singer and actress, her most famous role being Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha at the Piccadilly Theatre. She has published many articles on France, and a number of children's books. Married with two adult sons, she and her husband divide their time between London and France.
"'It has all the pleasures of an authentic love affair' The Times 'Exuberantly detailed... the author's great merit is that she makes us accept it on such enchanting terms.' Observer 'Readers who themselves have an affection for France should enjoy this book with its real taste of Aquitaine.' Oxford Times"