Caroline Longstaffe

About the Author Caroline Longstaffe


View through the shutters of a maison de village in Lourmarin, Provence, France
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Our house in Lourmarin, Provence

Back in March I wrote about the excitement of returning somewhere special, to Lourmarin, quoting from Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” I also mentioned that I had an appointment with a real estate agent…. …

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The Spread Eagle Hotel, Midhurst, Sussex England
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‘The Spread Eagle’ Midhurst, an historic English Inn

The Spread Eagle Hotel can be found in the pretty market town of Midhurst, West Sussex, in the heart of the beautiful South Downs, just over an hour south of London. Steeped in history, it is one of the oldest …

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Chateau of Monbazillac, near Bergerac, Perigord, France
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Fairy tale châteaux, medieval villages and wine in France’s Dordogne!

Turreted medieval castles towering over hillsides which tumble down into bountiful plateaus resplendent with vineyards, along which is threaded a mighty, twisting river peppered with a collection of picturesque, medieval villages. The former stage for swashbuckling adventurers, elegant ladies in …

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Cobbled street in Grambois, Luberon, Provence
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Grambois a tiny village in Provence’s Luberon

I always love to discover a new village in the Luberon. On an previous trip we had eaten in the delightful and delicious, family run restaurant and hotel, L’Auberge des Tilleuls which sits at the bottom of the tiny village of …

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The Rear & Terrace at Harewood House, Yorkshire, England
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Harewood House, the setting for ‘VICTORIA’

If, like me, you enjoy becoming immersed in classic period dramas such as ‘The Crown’, ‘Downtown Abbey’ or ‘Poldark’, which, biased as I am, the Brits excel in producing, have you ever wondered where they are filmed? It is rarely …

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Tablecloth from St Frank, San Francisco
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Beautiful Finds in San Francisco & Los Angeles!

One of the delightful benefits of writing a blog is that I have got to know some interesting people from all round the world like Zennat Arsiwalla. Zeenat is a design professional who writes about design & style for the home. …

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Tour de France 2017 entering Lourmrarin
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Tour de France 2017 in Lourmarin!

On July 21st, the Tour de France 2017 wound its way between the rocky escarpment of the Combe de Lourmarin descending into Lourmarin to a thunderous applause, no-one more enthusiastically cheering for our fellow Brit, Chris Froome, than us! The …

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The Sunflower Field World War II Novel set in Provence
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Perfectly Provence features ‘The Sunflower Field’, my World War II novel set in France

I am delighted to share my recent interview with Carolyne at Perfectly Provence about my World War II novel, The Sunflower Field: The Sunflower Field, a World War II Novel set in Provence ~ by Perfectly Provence Inspired by her …

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The Sunflower Field, a World War II novel about the Polish code breakers who first broke the Enigma code
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The Sunflower Field ~ the story of who first cracked the Enigma Code

‘The Sunflower Field,’ my debut novel, is written to honor the ‘few’, of which there were thousands, who during World War II, in words inspired by Winston Churchill, “gave so much, for so many.” In particular for three of those ‘few’, the …

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