If you have ever dreamed of moving to France or Italy to seek ‘the good life’ you will find bestselling author Amanda Hampson’s latest novel, The Yellow Villa, a fascinating and highly entertaining read.
When Mia and Ben trade their inner-city Sydney flat for a five-bedroom villa in South-West France they are befriended by an older British couple; Dominic, a food critic and wine connoisseur, and his wife, Susannah, an actress. Both couples have relocated to escape troubles at home, but soon find their problems intensify and secrets begin to emerge…
Join Amanda Hampson for an entertaining talk about her insights and research in France into the expat life, the flip side of ‘la belle vie’ – and why it’s not all brie and rosé.
Amanda Hampson was determined to be a writer from an early age. Growing up in rural New Zealand, she moved to London in her twenties. She inherited a love of all things French from her mother, and has visited France many times over the past four decades.
She has a special interest in the themes of place, family and the meanings of home. Eventually settling in Australia, she now calls Sydney’s Northern Beaches home.
In Battles with the Baby Gods (1998), Amanda wrote about the five years of infertility that she suffered before conceiving her daughter. Her best-selling debut novel The Olive Sisters was short-listed in the 2006 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and was followed in 2008 by Two for the Road, and The French Perfumer in 2016.
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