Nigel Melville lives in Abbotsbury, Dorset where he runs a B&B with his wife. As a Francophile, he tries to visit France at least once a year. He started the twinning association in Bideford, and once bought a rundown cottage near Alencon and spent 20 years restoring it before selling it. Since then, he and his wife have been exploring France by TGV – much better than flying over it. In his spare time, he writes book reviews and France-oriented articles.