Anne Ryan Hanafin moved to the South of France in August 2010 after spending five years in Dublin.
She lives with her husband Mick in Mougins, in a sunny flat with a view towards the foothills of the Alps. In addition to this blog, Anne works on a variety of projects, including teaching English literature to local students as http://www.whitecrow.fr.
Some readers have asked about the blog’s title. As with the inspiration for this project, it’s taken from Henry James’ A Little Tour in France. In the chapter on Poitiers, he writes, “It is carrying the feeling of race to quite inscrutable lengths when a vague American permits himself an emotion because more than five centuries ago, on French soil, one rapacious Frenchman got the better of another.”