Publication of the book Paying With Fish by Viv Booth
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.
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.
“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.”
Paying With Fish is on sale at outlets including Jarrolds in Cromer and online at www.austinmacauley.com/book/paying-fish