Tuesday evening in Nyon saw the official launch of the book “Living along Lac Léman”. Thankyou so much to all those who came to the Villa Thomas at the COV for the vernissage/launch.
Photos above. Happy book fans!
The venue in the stunning lake side setting made it the perfect place to launch the book. It also gave readers of this site, La Côte newspaper, and other members of the public a chance to mingle and enjoy a glass of local Swiss wine, along with tasting some British cheeese from the British Cheese Centre of Switzerland.
Photo above: the Villa Thomas along the lake side. Note – there will be a jazz concert at the Villa Thomas on Friday 7th Oct see COV for here for full details
There were also representatives at the event from the various local festivals (Paléo, Caribana, Visions du Réel etc), from Nyon town council and Nyon tourism giving those there the opportunity to find out more about the three festivals and local issues.
Photo above – Checking out the book at the vernissage
About the book – The perfect company gift, birthday or Christmas present.
Packed with columns articles and photos the book is is a light hearted look at life along the shores of lake Geneva and contains a selection of columns which have been published for the last two years in English every Friday in La Côte newspaper. This weekly column is a conversation is about the people, places and events in Vaud as seen through the eyes of a British expatriate.
Photo above: left C. Nelson-Pollard author of “Living along Lac Léman”, right Contessa Pinon – editor of La Côte newspaper
With observations on unusual Swiss customs and on the peculiarities to be found in both the French and English languages, it also comments on other subjects such as the jargon that estate agents use when advertising houses for sale, the difficulties of making a fondue, or trying to say a telephone number in French.
Image above – article from book called “Figuring it out”
With other articles on local festivals, the Désalpe and more, and packed with photos that capture the colour and essence of the Léman region, the book makes a perfect gift for someone who has just moved to the area. It will also delight those who have lived here for a while, whether expat of Swiss, in recognising the slightly side quirky side of Swiss life whilst acknowledging the beauty of the Léman area.
Image below – Article from book called “A saisir!” (on estate agents’ jargon)
At just 29 CHF, the book is available to order through this site, just click on “Living in Nyon” book on the top side bar to order. Free delivery in the Nyon, Coppet, Rolle and Prangins area.
From Tuesday 11th October, the book will also be for sale at Nyon tourist office Opening hours Monday-Friday 08:30 -12:30/ 13:30 -17:30
Special book signing – The author will be signing copies of the book at Nyon tourist office on Friday November 4th from 16:00- 18:00. An ideal opportunity to pick up a copy and find out about events and winter activities happening in the Nyon and St Cergue region.
Photo above and below – Selling the books left to right. Anna Hiller Bedlington, Suzy Nelson-Pollard, Nicola Bedlington.
All photos of the vernissage – Catherine Lewis photography see site here