Jacques Forêt, a local gendarme and the hero in my forthcoming novel, Messandrierre, writes to his father in Paris regularly. Here are some more extracts from letters he may have written...
|Fishing Lac Charpal|
|Out on a shoot|
…yes I'm still in touch with Beth, it's just by message. But I can't stop thinking about her.
You say maman wants to know about Christmas. I am trying to organise some time off so that I can come home, but there are a lot of other married men here who want to be at home with their families too and my boss, Fournier, is giving them priority. I will try to be there on Christmas Eve if I can, papa, don't worry…
Your only son, Jacques