ALMOST FRENCH, a life of fanfare and faux pas

: van Vuuren (L.)

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247pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020


South African artist Louis Jansen van Vuuren's account of his life in France.

Louis Jansen van Vuuren taught at Stellenbosch University and Michaelis School of Art at the University of Cape Town before he moved to France in the late 1990s. He and his life partner, Hardy Olivier, turned a château in Boussac into a successful boutique hotel where they have lived and worked for 21 years. In 2009 he and Olivier co-wrote Festive France / Feestelike Frankryk with Anet Pienaar-Vosloo. van Vuuren is the author of Die storie van ’n huis and a volume of poetry, Tempermes.