Martin Amis Ex Recalls Acid Trip, Swinging Parents, Cote d’Azur

Don’t be misled by the title of Gully Wells’s beguiling memoir, “The House in France.” While it does feature an evocative chunk of Provencal real estate, the book’s true focus as it flits between swinging ‘60s London, bohemian Oxford and New York’s British expatriate community is not a place but a person: the house’s owner, Dee Wells, the author’s mercurial mother.

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