The present owner of the 'Domaine', an artist, has had an
exhibition this month at Chateauneuf. Much of her work is inspired
by the garden. You can see the opening here
and find out more about the paintings.
Easy Jet received a fantastic
response to Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October, there
was a direct link from this site. As well as benefiting Cancer
Research UK they will also be donating money to mammogram units at
Nottingham City Hospital and Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. Remember
Easy Jet provide an economical route to the South!
New dust jacket photo,1941 edition 'There's Rosemary
There's Rue', on the book page
together with interesting new jacket
First Australian edition of 'Sunset House' added to book page. Nice jacket
photo and new jacket notes.
Intense humidity, smoke from the forest fires and scorching heat is presently making the area
very unpleasant at times and even on the coast ash gently falls
from the sky! So far though, Lady Fortescue's Grasse &
Opio seem unscathed.
A new page has been added featuring the Windsor
Castle Drawings, reproduced under the direction of Sir John
Fortescue when Librarian from 1905 - 1926. All still available to
purchase and Royalties go to a worthy Trust Fund. Drawings by
Holbein, Canaletto, Michelangelo, Raphael, Paul Sandby and Sir
Peter Lely. A possible gift solution ? Follow the link above to
see some examples.
Black Swan (Transworld Publishing) have sold 100,000 copies
from Provence' to date!
The coastguard cottages at Ramatuelle,
1876 print of Castle Hill, Devon, Sir
John Fortescue's family home.
Hopefully nobody noticed the complete relocation of the site which took
place in the early hours of Friday 25th April ! The site is now hosted on
the servers of 123-reg.co.uk, a professional hosting company highly regarded
throughout Europe. All the pages are now prefixed with http://www.perfumefromprovence.com
which will allow some enhancements - for example the new Search
Page, Guest Book and Book
Order Form. If you find any problems do please let me know - it is very
easy to overlook the obvious! (That includes spellings!)
New pages of photographs of The Domaine and 'Sunset
House' which show many of Lady Fortescue's staff mentioned in her books.
On her own page is a transcript of the Eulogy
read at her funeral, by the Mayor of Opio. (I am indebted to a niece of Lady Fortescue for this information.)
Additional photo's on the Domaine,
House & Opio pages and some interesting
details of Winifred's ancestors together with photo's and press reviews from
her acting career. A complete new page on 'Cintra',
now with 'Cintra' documents.
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