Ooh La La – it’s a new Ann Rickard

Travel author and Noosa News journalist Ann Rickard will be appearing at Annie’s Books on Peregian today (Friday) at 5.30pm.

Everyone is invited to this free event to share a glass or two of wine and canapes with Ann and hear about her new book, Ooh La La! A French Romp.

The book details Ann’s quirky adventures as she adds “tour guide in Provence” to her CV.

The change came about when Madame Amanda Taylor-Ace, a Kiwi living in Provence, read Ann’s previous books, contacted her and invited her over to stay in her 18th Century stone maison in the tiny village of St. Maximin.

These two voluptuous “women of a certain age” immediately clicked, and came up the idea to run a cooking school and tours of Provence.

Ann gathered the tour guests from Australia, Amanda gathered the chefs from Provence, they both enlisted the help of Ann’s husband, the ever-patient Geoffrey, for the mini-van driving, wine purchasing and gentlemanly tour guide duties.

The result was very ooh, la la! This book takes you on a delightful romp through the South of France with two feisty dames d’un certain age, one patient man, eight expectant tour guests, lashings of good French food and wine, and just for added measure, some quirky sexual adventures.

Set in the glorious French countryside, it will have you laughing out loud and wishing to join them.

Ooh La La! A French Romp is a true celebration of life and all its joys.

Come and meet Ann at Annie’s Books on Peregian, 8 Kingfisher Drive (opposite the surf club), today (Friday) at 5.30pm.

Although it is a free event, bookings would be appreciated for catering purposes. Telephone Annie on 5448 2053.

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