It was Thomas Jefferson who reputedly said that "every man has two countries, his own and France". The five authors of our Easy Guide to that country (each dealing with the area of their specialty) obviously share Mr. Jefferson's viewpoint, so heartfelt and positive is their reaction to the major highlights of France and the single best options for lodgings, meals, sightseeing, shopping, and more. Like all of Frommer's guides, the emphasis here is on preferences, the strong opinions of each author, the factually-based recommendations they make, in a 288-page easy-to-use book that does not overwhelm with unnecessary locations, but with Paris, Normandy, the Loire Valley, Provence and the French Riviera.
About the Author
Lily Heise went to Paris as an exchange student in 2000 and fell in love with the country. She has extensive experience in the travel and culture sectors and contributes to various international and local publications, both in print and on-line. She lives in Montmartre and spends her free time exploring off-beat Paris, in addition to villages and vineyards around the country.
Mary Novakovich is an award-winning travel writer and journalist and a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. She has been writing extensively about France and her other specialist countries for 15 years for The Independent, The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, BBC, France Magazine and CNN, among others. She has also written guidebooks for Frommer's, Berlitz and Insight Guides. She resides in Hertfordshire, UK.
Tristan Rutherford has been a freelance writer for over a decade. His lucky first assignment took him to Nice and he's been based there ever since. He has visited over sixty countries and written about twenty of them for the Independent and the Sunday New York Times Travel Magazine. Tristan also lectures on travel journalism at London's Central Saint Martins. He lives in Nice, France.
Margie Rynn has been living and writing about France for over 13 years. The author of Pauline Frommer's Paris, she has also written features for several travel magazines, as well as Time Out New York and Yoga Journal. In a previous New York life, she acted in a Broadway play and performed her own one-woman show. Margie is married to a kind and understanding Frenchman and they have a lovely eleven year old son. She lives in Paris, France.
Kathryn Tomasetti, US-born and Italian-raised, writes travel and food features for a variety of publications including The Guardian and The Times. Her library of holiday photos-snapped from as far afield as China, Albania and Chile-have been published by National Geographic and Time Out. Kathryn's favorite places in Provence are the pavement cafes of Avignon and the art-filled city of Arles. She resides in Nice, France.