Martin Calder is a lecturer in French language and literature at the University of Bristol. A true Francophile, he has lived and worked in Paris and other parts of France but is always drawn back to Gascony. Visit www.asummeringascony.com for more info.
Drenched in sunshine, wine and the sheer vitality of youth...delightful.A" France magazine Entrancing... the reader soaks up Gascony like a thirsty vine.A" Kevin Gale, France Bookshop Martin Calder has managed to capture the flavour of Gascony. It is independent and colourful. Its people embrace outsiders who appreciate its unique history and heritage. This is a lovely holiday read or a book to inspire next year's tour de France." Mostly Food The real star of the book is Gascony itself, with its strong spirit of independence and the simple pleasures it provides.A" Destination France This engaging recollection of an unforgettable summer... replete with regional culinary delights, smells, sights and sounds of Gascony, is a sensory feast. Highly recommended.A" Michelle Dixon, French Magazine Book Club If you don't know much about French rural life, this is a very entertaining way to learn.A" 8/10 - France Magazine