Publication of the book Paying With Fish by Viv Booth

Published:
2:51 PM 8 June 2022



The quirks of life in France – both on the coast and in the countryside – are featured in a new book by a Cromer-based author.

Viv Booth has published Paying With Fish, which recounts her ten years living in the seaside village of Primel Trégastel in Brittany, then in Martinet, near Nantes.


France, one of the places Viv Booth tells stories about in her new book, Paying With Fish.” class=”” loading=”lazy” title=””/>

A scene from Martinet in France, one of the places Viv Booth tells stories about in her new book, Paying With Fish.
– Credit: provided by Viv Booth

Ms Booth, 64, said the title of the book came from a pun on how French vets offer discounts for paying cash, or ‘cash’ which looks like fish.

Ms Booth, who with her husband moved to Cromer in 2019, said: ‘When the pandemic hit in 2020 and we went into lockdown I thought it was the perfect opportunity to end the book, which I did.


Viv Booth's new book, Paying With Fish, about life in France, on display alongside other locally written books.

Viv Booth’s new book, Paying With Fish, about life in France, on display alongside other locally written books.
– Credit: provided by Viv Booth

“We decided to move to Cromer for a number of reasons, the grandchildren were growing up, we were getting older, we wanted to recapture the feeling that France has and North Norfolk has that feel and the lifestyle. And I dreamed of living near of the sea.”


A scene from Primel Trégastel in France, one of the places Viv Booth tells stories about in her new book, Paying with Fish.

A scene from Primel Trégastel in France, one of the places Viv Booth tells stories about in her new book, Paying with Fish.
– Credit: provided by Viv Booth

Paying With Fish is on sale at outlets including Jarrolds in Cromer and online at www.austinmacauley.com/book/paying-fish

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