Susie Kelly Author

I love travelling, writing, reading and care about human rights and animal welfare. The qualities I most value in other people are courage, compassion, loyalty and a sense of humour.

I have lived in south-west France since 1995 and am currently surrogate mother to two pgymy goats, two dogs, one parrot, three French hens and a partridge in a pear tree.

Our farmhouse is now for sale as we plan to downsize, remaining in the same beautiful region of France.

Six of my non-fiction titles are published by Blackbird Digital Books:

I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry - a memoir of life in post-war London, colonial and post-colonial Kenya, and a dysfunctional family.

Swallows and Robins - the world's worst housewife on the ups and downs of running holiday homes

The Valley of Heaven and Hell - cycling in the shadow of Marie-Antoinette - adventure travel in the Champagne region

Best Foot Forward - a 500-mile walk through hidden France - a journey of discovery and self-discovery

Travels with Tinkerbelle - 6,000 miles around France in a mechanical wreck - exploring France's coastlines, borders and mountain ranges, with two large dogs

Two Steps Backward - movi