Janine Marsh

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18 12, 2012

The unusual side of Christmas in France

By |2013-04-20T16:17:49+10:00Dec 18, 2012|0 Comments

At one end of Rue Principale a huge cauldron bubbles merrily stirred by a man on a ladder with a very long spoon. This is the local liqueur - the Licquoise - much loved by the huge crowds that have congregated close by. Close by a pen is filled with noisy birds - the famed turkeys await their big moment...

17 09, 2012

Interview with Anne Trager of Le French Book

By |2013-08-16T16:30:31+10:00Sep 17, 2012|0 Comments

“Translation is about recreating an experience you have reading, which necessarily means some kind of adaptation to get the reading pleasure across... I was frustrated in the translation because in English there are not nearly as many common words for wine barrel as there are in French.”

15 08, 2012

Villes françaises: Montreuil-sur-Mer – the town that inspired ‘Les Misérables’

By |2013-04-26T04:47:36+10:00Aug 15, 2012|1 Comment

I could hardly believe my eyes as I drove through a huge archway and into a walled town. Montreuil-sur-Mer is encircled by high ramparts complete with a citadel, and is full of amazing old buildings and beautiful houses.

18 07, 2012

French legend Astérix the Gaul comes to Pas-de-Calais

By |2013-04-25T11:01:33+10:00Jul 18, 2012|2 Comments

Along with most of the expats in the group, I had heard of Astérix, but knew nothing of any use to add to the passionate discussion that ensued. However, the French people seemed to know everything about this appealing character and his merry band and quoted him verbatim!

15 06, 2012

Nord Pas-de-Calais – France’s best kept secret

By |2013-04-28T12:13:12+10:00Jun 15, 2012|0 Comments

I live in Pas-de-Calais and I freely admit – we don’t have the heat of the south and we don’t have the vineyards of the Loire. We do have splendid beaches, ancient buildings, fabulous architecture, charming little villages and a cultural heritage that it would be hard to beat.

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