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Born in Surrey in 1966, Michael Wright was educated at Windlesham House and Sherborne and graduated with a first in English Literature from Edinburgh University. He spent several years working as a theatre critic, arts columnist and literary diarist in London before moving to rural France, where for 10 years he wrote the much-loved C'est La Folie column in the Daily Telegraph. He has since published two bestselling books about his life-changing experiences in the French countryside, C'est La Folie and Je t'aime a La Folie, and is the co-author with Stephen Grady of the bestselling memoir, Gardens of Stone, about an English boy in the French Resistance. A passionate cyclist, he still lives and races in France with his wife, two daughters, two dogs, one cat, one long-suffering fish and six very small sheep. GAVIN FULLER is head of the Telegraph library, responsible for maintaining that newspaper's archive. He is also a former mastermind champion and the editor of The Telegraph book of Readers' Letters from the Great War, Leaves on the Line, and Lovely Bits of Old England: John Betjeman at The Telegraph.