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Like many Brits, Dick and Angel had long dreamed of living in France, but where others might settle for a modest bolthole in the French countryside, the Strawbridges fell in love with a 19th-century fairy-tale chateau, complete with 45 rooms, seven outbuildings, 12 acres of land and its own moat.

Throwing caution to the wind, Dick and Angel swapped their two-bedroom flat in East London for an abandoned and derelict castle in the heart of the Loire valley and embarked on the adventure of a lifetime with their two young children, Arthur and Dorothy.

Sharing their full journey for the first time, A Year at the Chateau follows Dick and Angel from when they first moved to France in the depths of winter and found bedrooms infested with flies, turrets inhabited by bats, the wind rattling through cracked windows and just one working toilet, which flushed into the moat, through to the monumental efforts that went into readying the chateau for their unforgettable wedding and their incredibly special first Christmas.

Along the way you'll listen to glorious descriptions of rural life in France, with charming characters, delicious food and wonderful seasonal produce, together with the extraordinary list of renovations and restorations Dick and Angel completed, many of which were not shown on TV.

As warm and entertaining as their much-loved show, A Year at the Chateau is a truly irresistible story of adventure and heart, epic ambitions and a huge amount of hard graft.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Dick Strawbridge and Angel Strawbridge (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Brilliant, would love Dick to put together a recipe book.. It would be epic!

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A heart warming book about Dick and Angels first year in the chateau. I particularly liked how they covered their back story on how they met and the delights of getting used to a French way of life. If you love the TV series, this book is for you.

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A heartwarming story told beautifully. Makes me want my own chateau. Just as entertaining as the TV show.

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Absolutely loved this as my actual copy of the book was delayed! it was like Dick & Angel were sitting in my car to and from work telling me about their in the chateau! I loved this! if you love the show then you'll love the book! what a lovely insight to what could not be captured on the telly! thank you so much for being amazing and inspiring human beings! 💖💖💖💖

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  • 09-11-20

Wonderful and cozy

I love watching the series, Escape to the Chateau so to hear Dick and Angel's story read by them was lovely.

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