For over 150 years, Dinan became the home of hundreds of English-speaking men, women and children, known collectively at the time as The English Colony or La colonie anglaise; this book aims to chart their lives, their dynamic infrastructure within the town and their interactions within the communities. We focus on the living legacy they left in Dinan, particularly in the areas of religion, architecture, literature, music, art and education, all of which contribute towards a very three-dimensional portrayal of the colonie anglaise’s role in Dinan’s rich past and its heritage.
Since 2014, I have published four titles with DolmanScott, all involving the French language, bilingual texts and rich illustrations. From start to finish, the attention to detail has been outstanding, and the high quality of the final products a credit to everyone: the excellent typesetters, the printers, communications and delivery, all at a very affordable cost. I am looking forward to continuing working with DolmanScott.