A house, a village, and a love affair in Burgundy.
When Jeffrey Greene, a prize-winning American poet, and his wife-to-be, a molecular biologist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, discover an old stone presbytery in a lovely village in Burgundy, they know they have to live there. With an unabashed joie de vivre, they begin the arduous process of procuring their own slice of country paradise.
'French Spirits' is the magical tale of their life as Burgundians, from their efforts to renovate their new house and furnish it with some rather suspicious "antiques" sold from the back of a van, to dealing with the charming and unusual locals who insist the Yanks are British.
In lush language, Greene brings to life the neighbours and friends, countryside and cuisine, that combine to make this new home unique. A feast for the senses, 'French Spirits' is essential reading for travellers and dreamers alike.