Paul Louis Rossi (1990) Régine, p.11 Opening page
Paul Louis Rossi’s 1990 book, Régine
has just arrived. It looks very hopeful. The very first paragraph speaks of a district, which I hope will be in Nantes, the quartier de Doulon. Do you know that area? There was a stream there, small enough to cross on foot, un gué
, (say –geh-) in French. In Rossi’s story, he remembers that nettles used to grow there but now all the marshy ground is filled in.
A dozen pages later we learn of une impasse, a no through road, named Avenue de la Valtaiserie. Surely, that still exists today? Where is it?
I’m pleased to report progress on organising the field-trip to Nantes; Cécile and Emeric, at the wine bar called, La Comédie des Vins have been in touch to start planning the WSET tasting session, led by Richard Parkman from Plymouth University. A list of wine types is winging its way to them ready for our class.
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