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Jacques de Hogdeville

Jacques de Hogdeville was born in 1957, in Paris. After teaching a variety of modern languages in several countries, for over 40 years, he now lives in Arras, with his wife, and teaches English Phonetics at the Catholic University, in Lille.

He fell in love with England when a student, and spends as much time as he can spare in National Trust and English Heritage properties, and of course in London bookstores –including their tea rooms.

Author's Books
Prince of Wales Lane, SC3

When a young French student had parked his old, dented 2CV, in front of an estate agency in a small seaside town on the East coast of England, he had an absent-minded look at the properties on offer in the window. When he realised how ridiculously low the asking price of a grand palatial house was, ...

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Waterworks in SC3

Seventeen years after purchasing their grand residence, the narrator and his expanding family have comfortably settled into their dream home. Eager to enhance its beauty, they embark on a project to install a picturesque fountain in the garden. What seems like a straightforward task takes a mysterio...

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