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''Gully's writing is like her marvelous figure--lean, provocative, and built for humor.'' --Rupert Everett
''This is a superbly entertaining memoir full of delicious anecdote, witty portraiture, and unexpected pathos. I have been dining out for weeks on stories stolen from this volume.'' --Zoe Heller, author of What Was She Thinking?: Notes on a Scandal
''Travel, celebrity, infidelity--and a generous dose of Provence. Charming and fascinating.'' -- Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence
''Gorgeous, smart--indeed, brilliant--utterly captivating. And beautifully written. I can't think when I've enjoyed a memoir so much.'' --Christopher Buckley --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Gully Wells was born in Paris, brought up in London, educated at Oxford, and moved to New York in 1979. She is a features editor at Condé Nast Traveler magazine. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children.
I'm thinking Gully ran into financial difficulties and hoped this spin on her life might sell. Don't waste your time reading it.Published 11 months ago by auggie's mom
One of the best books on this subject, and there are quite a few.Published 13 months ago by helene cabell
This is a great read - if you are into the 'goings-on' of the rich, famous and intellectual set of the 50's - 70's. Read morePublished 15 months ago by JRM
The House in France was pretty good. It's like a love letter to Wells's mom and childhood, which was pretty great. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Melissa Schatzberg
This book is a romp through the 1960's; while I was living in the American suburbs eating TV dinners, Gully Wells was living in Provence, eating bouillabaisse with fish caught... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Leslie Dimit
I simple enjoy reading about someone's remembrance of growing up with parents who had a vast number of friends who later made history. Actually some made history at the time. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ms. Tomi Kent-Smith
i wanted to like this book but the beginning was so far off base for me that i've given up reading it.Published on July 13, 2013 by on-the-go
This book proved to be an autobiographical story of some woman I never heard of. More about her life story than living in France. Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by Moonchild