A French Affair
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So here's the tale:
When two British couples emigrate to a small hamlet in Dordogne, France, they are hoping to enjoy a slower pace of life, filled with a community of like-minded people.
Paul is a likeable, no-frills builder, missing home. His wife, Pat, is a bossy know-it-all who demands public recognition for all her accomplishments.
James is an unpublished children’s author, married to the rather wet Val. Smitten by France and keen to become part of the scenery, they enlist Pat and Paul’s help in converting the ruin they've just bought.
All turns sour as the French landscape and its traditions are polluted by the commune’s very English inhabitants. Fuelled by too-much French wine and long-standing tensions, vengeful plans are hatched, wreaking havoc on the entire community.
The renovation work continues, but can anything be faithfully restored from these bloody ruins?