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Carol McCloskey

Carol McCloskey grew up in Belfast and is a translator and teacher. She studied at 0xford and at the university of Paris VII has published novellas collected in the 'Marriage at Antibes'  She has worked as a teacher and translator in Spain, Paris and at present with the local 'Centre Communal d'Action Social' and the Polytech'Nice Sophia-Antipolis. She lives with her partner and two daughters in Antibes and is founding editor and publisher of Le Magazine Azure, the leading bilingual online magazine for the French Riviera.   

From French Riviera, a Variety of Reactions to Vancouver, Canada, and the 2010 Winter Games

Canadians are kind and clean, the French garnered from watching Olympics television coverage. But a retiree who once actually lived in Canada isn't impressed. “The winters. So long!” Story inside...