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Jane Parry

Lessons in Impermanence

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What happens when you pluck a family from a Welsh hillside and transplant them to a French field?

How do you renovate a derelict pig shed pas de finance?

Lessons in Impermanence is an exploration of experimental living. Jettisoning the 9 to 5, Jane Parry documents the Breton country year in a journal, facing up to the many challenges involved when you opt to live ‘close to nature’.

These challenges encompass the physical and psychical, material and emotional. Mousetraps, schooling, the French tax system, yoga, riverflows and mandalas all provide scope for new experiences. 

A candid account of rural Breton living, Lessons in Impermanence reveals the development of a very personal philosophy, as Jane and her family embrace the difficulties and triumphs of their alternative lifestyle with wit and humour.

About Jane:

Jane Parry was born in 1969. She studied Fine Art and Design at university in Liverpool and London. She has worked as a cleaner, time-share tout, book designer and art college lecturer. Jane has designed dozens of books but Lessons in Impermanence is the first one she has written. She lives in Anglesey with her husband, daughter, son and three chickens.