I am a writer, journalist and 'book-maker' based in South-west France. Born in London and raised in Belfast, I studied English Literature at Exeter University and American Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, where I met my wife, Deborah.
We moved from Sheffield to France in 1995, not long after the birth of our daughter. We later moved from the Corrèze to the Lot, in 2003, to build the straw-bale house featured in the UK's TV series, Grand Designs Abroad. The programme is available somewhere on You Tube.
I have written stage plays, screenplays, children's books and two books of non-fiction. The second, 'Essential Questions to Ask When Buying a House in France' was updated in 2012 as my first published eBook.
As a journalist, I have written for most UK newspapers and many magazines, including France Magazine and Living France. As an on-line DJ for www.expatsradio.com, I also review Latin jazz and other world music for Songlines magazine.
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Essential Questions To Ask When Buying A House In France
by Mark Sampson
Toying with the romantic idea of buying a house in beautiful France? Benefit from the experience of someone who has done it before and who can guide you past the potential pitfalls. This indispensable book will spell out some of the essential questions that you'll need to ask of agents, vendors, legal, fiscal and financial parties and - above all, perhaps - yourself.
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