Buying a country estate in France seemed such a simple thing to accomplish. But when Beth, her irascible husband Jack, and their two fat dogs set off, little did they know that it would become such an extraordinary journey.

Surviving near-death experiences, they drove thousands of kilometres visiting French estates steeped in both history and eccentric owners.

Buying a country estate in France seemed such a simple thing to accomplish. But when Beth, her irascible husband Jack, and their two fat dogs set off, little did they know that it would become such an extraordinary journey.

Surviving near-death experiences, they drove thousands of kilometres visiting French estates steeped in both history and eccentric owners.

Fat Dogs and French Estates - Box Set - 1-3

When Beth, her grumpy husband Jack, and their two fat dogs set off to buy a French country estate, they have no idea that it will become such an extraordinary adventure. Surviving near-death experiences, they drive thousands of kilometres around estates steeped in history and crazy aristocrats. Do they find the perfect property? Or is their dream shattered?
Find out in this three-volume introduction to their remarkable lives in France.

What readers think Fat Dogs and French Estates box set (I-III)

At last!

At last! We can now all binge on Books 1-3 of Beth Haslam’s fabulous Fat Dogs and French Estates series. And they are available on Amazon at a crazy price for all three.

A. Reader

Why did I wait so long?!

I’ve known Beth for a little while now – but hadn’t read her books. She very kindly sent me a copy of the new box set (which covers the first 3 books her “Fat Dogs and French Estates” series) and I got stuck right in! “Lockdown” has certainly come with its own stresses… and this book set has helped me cope with my insomnia no end because it kept me sane while sleep was eluding me!

Just “wow!” Beth has a beautiful writing style – ever so “frightfully English” (which makes me smile and think of my former “home”). The way she describes characters is something that most other memoir authors could learn from! Each and every character is described so intricately that you feel that you know them personally.

Beth and Jack pack their two dogs into their car… and head into rural France to find the perfect second home – somewhere that they can escape to and relax… away from daily grind of the UK. However – colourful adventures are afoot, and this book has you cringing, smiling and crying in equal measures because of course these things rarely go smoothly. I frequently found myself asking how they could bear some of the things they went through – I’m not sure I’d have still been smiling as much as Beth does.

I’m an absolute convert to Beth’s books now and can’t wait to get stuck into Book four!

Elle Draper