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What's inside our March newspaper

Free French hotels guide, 25% off superb wine, plus 68 pages of news, interviews, What's On and practical tips

THE CONNEXION has teamed up with Alistair Sawday to offer 500 free copies of his books French Châteaux and Hotels and French Holiday Homes (RRP £14.99) - you just pay the postage.

We are also offering some superb offers on great wine with the launch of the Connexion Wine Shop - this month 25% off a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2005.

The March issue is on its way to subscribers and newsagents now, packed with 68 pages of news, interviews and practical information about life in France.

Interviews:

Author Anthony Horowitz (the man behind Alex Rider and Midsomer Murders) on how France’s culture, history and geography have inspired him

Anthea Bell - the translator who makes Asterix funny in English - tells where she got the names and how she made René Goscinny laugh

Top French chef Marc Veyrat explains why he is opening a fast-food chain

Practical help:

Letting out your home: Second homes can become a second income as a holiday rental

The best ways of taking your pet between UK and France

Law change opens up pensions

Changes to the auto-entrepreneur system

Plus:

Comprehensive What’s On listing: Jazz, wine tasting, trekking in the snow, Hamlet, Ken Livingstone and courteous driving day

The best train rides in France: Historic train journeys highlight some of France’s most dramatic landscapes

How broadband has revolutionised expat working: Broadband connection is key for new wave of expats working from a distance

Natural horse care: Raising horses to roam barefoot

Gardening special: Start work now to prepare a glorious garden ready for summer

Education: Exams ahead for state school bilingual sections

Food: Cut out the middleman - buy direct from the farmer with veggie box scheme

Healthcare: OAPs must get UK EHIC health card for EU trips

Property: What makes a gite special?

Business: Local tax shake-up could be good news for small firms

Letters: Your responses to our feature on how the French are so slim

Subscribe to The Connexion today to be get the paper delivered to your door every month from the April issue.

The March issue is also available from newsagents all over the country. Find your nearest stockist here.

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