- coordinator of the travel writing reading group
Françoise arrived on the English shores in the 1970's and has just retired. After a life lead to the full between Archaeology leading slowly to Psychoanalysis, she is now considering what to do and where to go. Last year she self published her first non academic book - Safartu : Travels with my children.
A long, long time ago, she had promised her children that she would write for them some of their adventures. As with most promises, that one took a long time to materialise. However imperfect her writing is, the fullness of the joy in it isn't. The first 2 chapters tell of the birth in 1976 and then again in 1979 of her two sons Christophe and Gregoire and their early life through Kenya, France, Zambia, Italy, Holland. The third chapter, almost 10 years later, is about a holiday, with her children and friends in Jordan. Whilst the fourth chapter is about passing the power, when aged sixty three, to her eldest son during the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro.