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Jo Parfitt Reviews #LivingTheDream

Carrie Frais and Jane Mitchell are the Brits behind popular website Both are based in Spain and are fine writers. Last year they decided to reach out to other expatriate mothers in places such as France and Australia and ask them to tell their stories in the anthology that became #LivingTheDream.

This is no typical expat anthology. Here, the contributors tell of the other faces of living abroad, of alcoholism, moving alone, bereavement, adoption, divorce and running a portable business. With Frais as editor this is an accomplished collection of unique voices. Voices not of ‘trailing spouses’ who have their rent funded by their spouse’s company, but of ‘normal’ expatriates. These stories will resonate with the lovepats and the ‘new life in the sun’ migrants, the explorers and the settlers. These stories are undoubtedly the stories of a future that is now upon us.

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