By Ian Moore
A comedic romp via one man's existence within the Loire Valley, France
Comedian, mod, grump Ian Moore has had adequate. uninterested in being not able to park wherever close to his cramped apartment in a loud city he doesn’t like, he hatches a plan to maneuver his spouse and younger son to a distant nook of the Loire Valley looking for serenity and area. numerous years later, Ian unearths himself as much as his neck in bilingual offspring, feral cats, promiscuous horses, dysfunctional spaniels, and needy hens; he’s wrestling with electrical fences, a overseas language, a mountain of animal waste, and a spouse who collects farm animals like there’s a biblical flood at the horizon, all whereas attempting to not soiled his loafers. yet regardless of the ups, downs, and extending calls for of Ian’s showbiz profession, the Moore kin persevere to create a distinct, colourful, and finally worthwhile existence of their new home—à l. a. campagne and à l. a. mod!
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215. In 1811, Romanzov was assuring Louis XVIII’s agent the Comte de Briou of his desire to give him ‘un nouveau témoignage de sa deférence pour tout ce qui peut lui être agréable’: AAE 605 f 254 letter of 15 June 1811. Lt. Gen. Comte de Suremain, Mémoires, 1902, p. 301 diary for 29 June 1813; AAE 606f. 79 Blacas to Briou 19 August 1813. The Comte de Bruges also failed to obtain access to allied headquarters. La Ferronays, pp. 393–7. Daudet, ‘Dernieres Années’, Revue des Deux Mondes, 1 August 1906, p.
104 In January 1814 conferences took place between Louis XVIII, Blacas, the Princes, the Prime Minister Lord Liverpool and Edward Cook of the Foreign Office. Artois was so confident of public support that, if the government refused him a passport, he threatened to publish the fact ‘to the whole world . . to France and to Europe’. 105 On 16 January an intimate of the Prince Regent, Lord Yarmouth, wrote: Bunbury is gone to Lord Wellington . . 106 On 22 January 1814 Artois, Angoulême and Berri left for the Continent, with British passports.
110 One émigré in Russian service, the Comte de Langeron, had led the allied attack on Montmartre. Rochechouart commanded 20 The French Émigrés in Europe the Russian-occupied zone of the capital, while an émigré in Austrian service, Baron von Herzogenburg, commanded the Austrian zone. The Tsar issued a declaration that he would no longer treat with Napoleon I or any member of his family. 111 In conclusion, while its policies and actions inside France were generally disastrous, the émigré government succeeded in remaining an active element in European politics between 1791 and 1814.