Meeting Catherine Berry, author of But you are in France, Madame

Meeting Catherine Berry, author of But you are in France, Madame

This week, we have writer Catherine Berry on the Thursday Throng. Catherine was introduced to the French language at high school in Australia, but had no idea that this would dictate many of her life choices.  Her French love affair re-emerged several years later due to a series of lucky coincidences. These ultimately led her and…

Meet Stef Smulders, author of Living in Italy, the Real Deal

Meet Stef Smulders, author of Living in Italy, the Real Deal

HI everyone, and this week it’s the turn of Stef Smulders, an expat living in Italy with a lot to say about living in a foreign country. Stef, his partner Nico and their dog Saar emigrated to Italy to start a new life and set up their B&B Villa I Due Padroni. They sold their home, left…

Meeting Ivanka di Felice, author of a Zany Slice of Italy

Meeting Ivanka di Felice, author of a Zany Slice of Italy

This week I’d like to welcome a woman with a wonderful name to the Thursday Throng. Ivanka lives in Italy and writes one of my favourite types of book – the alternative travel guide. Those who’ve been with me for a while know that I adore getting insights into culture and countries from the comfort…

Meeting Alan Parks – author of Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?

I’d like to say hello to Alan Parks, the author of fly on the wall, tell it like it really is living abroad in Spain book called ‘Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?’. He’s also offering a free ebook copy of this funny and alternative look at the life outside the UK to three people. To…

Thursday Throng Interview & Book Giveaway with Apple Gidley, author of Expat Life, Slice by Slice

Today we have a wonderful giveaway of TWO HARDCOVER books from Apple Gidley. Apple is the author of Expat Life Slice by Slice, a wonderful memoir of life in the expat fast lane. She is an Anglo-Australian known to thousands as ExpatApple thanks to her popular blog at the Daily Telegraph who truly believes that…

Win a Signed Copy of Going Local in Gran Canaria in The Thursday Throng Author Interview with Matthew Hirtes

It’s Thursday, it’s nine o’clock and I’d like to welcome Matthew Hirtes author of Going Local in Gran Canaria into the studio today as my guest on the Thursday Throng author interview slot. The full title of the book is Going Local in Gran Canaria: how to turn a holiday destination into a home and…

3 Copies of ‘That Bear Ate My Pants!’ to Giveaway in the Tony Slater Author Interview

Today I am lucky enough to have not one, but three,  eCopies (Kindle, Nook, etc ….) of Tony Slater’s book ‘That Bear Ate My Pants‘ to giveaway in my Thursday Throng Interview. Just the title was enough to hook my interest and the email he sent me describing the book had me salivating with anticipation….

Win a Signed Copy of More Ketchup than Salsa in The Thursday Throng Author Interview with Joe Cawley

It’s Thursday, it’s nine o’clock and I’d like to welcome Joe Cawley author of More Ketchup than Salsa: Confessions of a Tenerife Barman into the studio today as my guest on the Thursday Throng author interview slot. Joe hails from the UK but now lives in Tenerife and is an award-winning travel writer whose work…