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Old 21-06-2012, 04:13   #1
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Looking for help contacting Moitessier's wife, Françoise.

Hello!

I'm wondering if anyone knows if Françoise Moitessier is still alive?

I'm trying to contact her (if she's still with us) to get permission to publish a photo of her and Bernard in my upcoming book, Love with a Chance of Drowning.

Does anyone here happen to have her book in their library? Her book is called 60000 Milles a la Voile (60000 Miles Under Sail). If so, could you possibly check the imprint and tell me who the publisher was, date of publication, and any contact details for the publisher? It seems the book was printed by several publishers. I emailed the French one, but no reply.

Alternatively, I could try to contact Jean-Michel Barrault, who wrote a biography on Moitessier (great book), and who was a personal friend of his. If anyone could possibly steer me towards any sources for this, I would be most appreciative!

I have no idea how to go about getting permission to print a dead guy's photo, and my publisher is a little confused on this too. I really want to use the pic, though!

Thanks so much. -Torre
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Old 21-06-2012, 04:44   #2
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Re: Looking for help contacting Moitessier's wife, Françoise.

Amazon UK have three left you could buy one through them... Cheers Frank
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Re: Looking for help contacting Moitessier's wife, Françoise.

Thanks, Frank. That's the Spanish version. The original version would be in French. Doesn't seem to be available anymore. Also, I'm on a small island in Thailand, so postage is a problem!
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Re: Looking for help contacting Moitessier's wife, Françoise.

See what you get as replies here if nothing works i have a french mate who could check out for you. cheers Frank
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Old 21-06-2012, 08:59   #5
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Re: Looking for help contacting Moitessier's wife, Françoise.

Françoise's book was published by "L'ancre de marine éditions" in May 1999
Their contact is
service-clients@ancre-de-marine.com

I have sent out a couple feelers with friends of mine here in France who used to know her. I'll let you know.
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Re: Looking for help contacting Moitessier's wife, Françoise.

Thank you so much, Sir G. I tried emailing service-clients@ancre-de-marine.com but they didn't reply (probably because of my horrible Google translator French). This is surprisingly complicated. I feel like a detective.
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Re: Looking for help contacting Moitessier's wife, Françoise.

Should you want to make another attempt, I'll be glad to translate your questions to them in native French. You can PM them to me.
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