A Place in Normandy
In 1920, Nicholas Kilmer's grandfather Frederick Frieseke, one of the preeminent American impressionists, purchased a farmhouse in Mesnil, a Norman town almost completely (to quote a local taxi driver) sunken away dans la nature. Until his death in 1939 he lived and painted there in the company of his wife and daughter.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bnbookgirl - LibraryThing
I wanted to like this book more than I did. Parts of the books made me feel like I was walking the lanes of the French towns, but some of the book was a bit dry and boring. I enjoyed the photos of the ... Read full review
A PLACE IN NORMANDYUser Review - Kirkus
Quaint, quirky, leisurely, and often confiningly parochial, this is a paean to the rambling farmhouse in Normandy that's been in his family since 1920 and that Kilmer can't resist trying to restore to ... Read full review