Here is my interview with Vanessa Couchman

I’m interviewed on Fiona McVie’s blog.



Name Vanessa Couchman

Age Old enough to have achieved experience but probably not wisdom.

Where are you from I grew up in southern England but I have lived full-time in south-west France for the past 17 years.

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc

I grew up with books. When I was very young, my mother, who was a Bookaholic, read to me. I learned to read before I went to school and later devoured the contents of my parents’ set of encyclopedias, especially the Greek and Norse myths. It was there that my interest in storytelling started. I almost became a doctor but wasn’t good enough at the maths, so I changed to arts subjects and read History at Oxford University. Writing has been a golden thread throughout my career, but it was non-fiction writing up until four years ago, when I took up writing…

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Published by Vanessa in France

We moved to an 18th-century farmhouse in SW France in 1997. I'm fascinated by French history, rural traditions and customs. I also write historical novels and short stories.

4 thoughts on “Here is my interview with Vanessa Couchman

    1. Thanks, Melissa. Well, we don’t get English TV. In fact, we don’t watch TV much at all. However, in the winter we buy DVDs and I daresay Downton Abbey is out in that format. So no excuse; you’re right!


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