My regular column My Frugal France can be found throughout 2020 and into 2021 in Living France and French Property News.

Here I write a monthly account of my experiences of living in France frugally. I recount the highs and lows of my journey to becoming a French resident and share practical tips and tricks on how to save money and live abroad for less. You can buy digital and print copies at

Of course, you can read my blog here at my Blog page – I update my blog regularly with useful articles, hints, tips and recommendations for those who are keen to examine their spending and an analyse their outgoings. These tips suit both those who are considering moving to France in the future, those who are in the process of buying a house in France, or those who already own a holiday home in France.

I am currently writing my memoir describing my experience of moving to France. “Living a Frugal Life in France” is in the final stages of production and will be published in 2021.

I am also writing my first fiction novel. You can read more about this and other projects over on my writer’s website

  • Decide to live in France


I have co-written a non-fiction book on the subject of setting up a private counselling practice:

Setting up & running a therapy business (Routledge 2020)

My debut novel (and first in a series of five books) “Living a Frugal Life in France” is currently in the final stages and will be published in 2021.

This will be followed by four further titles with publishing dates to be determined.

Living a frugal life in France book

Once they’re available you’ll be sure to see them pop up on both my Facebook and Instagram, so do feel free to connect with me there or join my mailing list.

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I am a keen photographer. You can see my photography on my Instagram page. I accept collaborations with brands who I feel will be a good fit for my community. You can find out more about how to work together here.


Photo credit – Karen French @ I am French Podcast


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Laura Harley's column Frugal France in Living France magazine
My monthly column is available in French Property News & Living France magazine print & digital

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