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ImageNicola Christinger-Grant worked for more than ten years in television and the media, including BBC News.  In 2000 she moved to Zurich, where she ran her own English Pre-School. She writes regularly for The New Stork Times, as well as several English magazines published in France where she now lives with her husband and two daughters.

Three vivid, simple tales, told in bouncy rhyme
The rhymes help children in the early stages of literacy
Animal stories are perennial favourites with this age group
Perfect for young children aged 2-6

The Book :

The Fish with a Wish And Other Stories

“I don’t want to be tiny and small, I wish I was big and tall,” said the fish.

Little fish wants to be bigger. In his quest to become a big fish he meets many interesting characters under the sea who offer him advice and at the end there is a surprise in store!

Goose is bored. One day she runs away and goes in search of a big adventure. Unfortunately things don’t turn out so well as she had hoped… maybe life on the farm isn’t so bad.

The one thing that Snail is very proud of is his sparkly, glittery trail. He’s terribly sad when he suddenly loses it, but luckily a wise old lady snail puts him back on track.

Young children will love the bouncy rhythms and vivid storytelling of these three delightful, simple tales in one book, The Fish with a Wish!

Published 25 October 2007, £8.99, Hardback.
Available to order from www.amazon.co.uk or direct from Book Guild Publishing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Languedoc & Provence Sun N°54 (Winter 2015)

Dear readers,

It’s been 10 years since the first issue of Languedoc Sun was published, time does fly! Life has changed a lot for me in that time: I started with two toddlers; I now have stroppy teenagers, which can only mean one thing: that I am an old creep as far as they’re concerned.

I have learnt a lot over the years and I have been lucky to meet some wonderful people along the way, starting with our lovely editors Wendy, Ed, Jacquie, Laura, Elisabeth, Angela & now Carole. Life has changed a lot for them too and I like to think that the magazine may have helped them to experience positive things.

Thanks to Languedoc Sun, I’ve shared a lot of people’s passion and had some fabulous experiences. This magazine gave my life a meaning when I moved back to France. It has opened my eyes and helped me to appreciate this world and the wide variety of people within it. I must admit I feel a little protective of it, as if it were my baby and I know the rest of my wonderful team feels the same. I’d like to express a warm thank you to Carole, Vincent, Griet, Caroline our webmaster and Yvonnick our treasurer for the great work they do, as well as to all our excellent contributors who help us to be what we are. And of course to our advertisers who carry on trusting us.

Each time someone send me an article which I can then share with you all, it’s magic...

Thanks for all your support and lovely letters during these 10 years. I wish you all a Happy New Year.
Long life to Languedoc & Provence Sun.

Laurence Boxall,



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