Adam Thorpe's home for the past 25 years has been an old house in
the Cévennes, a wild range of mountains in southern France. Prior
to this, in an ancient millhouse in the oxbow of a Cévenol river,
he wrote the novel that would become the Booker Prize-nominated
Ulverton, now a Vintage Classic.
In more recent writing Thorpe has explored the Cévennes, drawing
on the legends, history, and above all the people of this part of