More than a decade ago Marita van der Vyver emigrated to Francewhere she married a Frenchman and settled in the scenic countrysideof Provence. Having become famous for a novel built on fairy tales,her life resembles that of a princess meeting her Prince Charming. Several bestsellers, much living and loving, and years later, theymove - to another French village called Place of Frogs. A Fountain in France is a book of stories about moving the way theFrench do it. It is also about place, what binds the heart to a homeand its people, about breaking ties to grow new ones and about whatwe take with us when we move on. For Marita, life is an effervescentfountain, always bubbling up new surprises. This book will be enjoyed by anyone who has lived or travelled in aforeign country, or wished they had. It touches on universalexperiences shared by expatriates all over the world. Whether youare based in Provence or Perth, Bath or Beijing, you quickly learn thata good sense of humour might be the most important qualification ifyou want to survive being the eternal outsider.