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La Pause Writers' Retreat


. . . is a rural French idyll dedicated to giving you the time and space that your writing deserves.

Set in two acres of  beautiful gardens in the historic Loire Valley, this is an area that has already inspired writers such as Balzac, Hugo, Baudelaire, Sand and your host, 'The Times' best-selling crime writer, Ian Moore.

Could you be next?


Take the time you and your writing deserve...

Located just 3 kms from Selles-sur-Cher on the banks of the River Cher, La Pause Writers' Retreat provides everything you need to give you and your work a chance to flourish.

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Your Host... Best-selling author 
Ian Moore


'The Times' Best-Selling Author and TV/Radio Comedian, Ian's debut novel, cosy crime whodunnit ‘Death & Croissants’ was released 2021, and has been followed up with Death and Fromage, Death at the Château and, to be released in July 2024, Death in Le Jardin. These best-selling books are currently in pre-production for television from the makers of the Award-winning Agatha Raisin... series.

In 2023 Duckworth Books published The Man Who Didn't Burn, the first in a thriller series, the second, Dead Behind the Eyes, is out in October 2024. Vive le Chaos, a memoir previously published as À la Mod..., is being re-issued this summer.

Recently Ian appeared on BBC 2’s Richard Osman’s House of Games, is a regular guest on BT Sport’s The Football’s On and BBC 5Live’s Fighting Talk and won many plaudits for his performance in the last series of BBC Radio 4’s long- running The Now Show.


'Beautifully done. Very funny indeed. I can’t imagine how one plots something like that. Tremendous work' MILES JUPP


'Cosy, quirky and wry, but most of all, hilariously funny!' JANICE HALLETT

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