FEISTY, authentic and very gripping, this novel, written by a woman living in Austwick, portrays a realistic take on what it would be like for an English person to set up shop in the secluded village deep within the French Pyrenees.

Tackling the challenging topic of humanity's dislike for change, Mrs Stagg manages to uncovers the roots to this embedded fear in small knit communities.

This 280-page novel is brimming with revelations and is written by an author who has a very fine eye for detail.

L'Abugerge is the ideal book to take on a Summer holiday or for someone who wants to learn more about other cultures.