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C'est la vie | Autobiography

Lanie van Reenen

The dream of a castle in the French countryside led Lanie van Reenen, well-known Cape decorator, to the village of Aubusson. Here she tells her warts-and-all story with verve, honesty and a good dose of self-deprecating humour.
A candid story of a South African woman who dared to live life to the full. Filled with a sense of possibility and fun – and, like France itself, simply irresistible


'n Lugkasteel in verre Frankryk
Willemien Brümmer


Regte Franse sprokies – dié wat nie deur Disney versuiker is nie – eindig nie noodwendig met ewige blydskap en ’n prins nie. Die avonture van die Kaapse binneversierder en entrepreneur Lanie van Reenen in la France profonde (diep Frankryk) is geen uitsondering nie.

Dis ’n “nagmerrie in Frans” eerder as A Year in Provence. En sonder al die clichés en pretensie van die verhale van die frankofiele wat Franser as die Franse wil wees.


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C'est la vie | Autobiography

Author: Lanie van Reenen
Category: Autobiography
ISBN: 9780624056188
Date Released: 15 February 2013
Price (incl. VAT): R 245.00
Format: Soft cover, 256pp

About this author

Lanie van Reenen

Lani van Reenen is well-known as a colourful entrepreneur. She was one of the founders of the interior decorating franchise Biggie Best and wrote the...