But you are in France, Madame, Catherine’s first memoir is set in the majestic French Alps; its characters, an Australian family of five; its plot, veers from comfortably familiar anecdotes about changing countries, surmounting challenges and learning about oneself through the process of observing others, into unexpectedly dark times and back out again. A light-hearted tale overall, to be enjoyed by those who are planning a trip to France, dreaming of France or simply curious to read the stories of others.
Catherine has now added Weaving a French Life: An Australian story to her writing journey. Seven years have passed since the family returned to Australia. Has she been able to close the emotional French-living chapter or has turning the page led her straight back to France?