About your hosts

David Lambert has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. He has taught the subject for the Open College of the Arts, The Open University and currently teaches Creative Writing and Writing for the Stage at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

David and Michèle are also fluent users of French. David has a BA from Cambridge University and an MA in both Interpreting and Applied Linguistics. Michèle has a BA in French from Manchester University. Both have lived and worked in France for 7 years. They each have over 30 years' experience teaching various subjects at l'Université de Lille, Cambridge Arts & Sciences, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge Regional College, and Anglia Ruskin University.

They have a deep interest in Buddhism, yoga and mindfulness gained in several visits to India over the years and go on retreat regularly.





“The writing retreat at Le Verger was a most productive week to focus on my writing with great support, delicious food and a beautiful house. I've booked a return.”

— S. Hyman, London.

“About to do my fourth retreat at Le Verger and still impressed by the wide spectrum of talent; fantastic foods; service of the hosts, comfortable rooms; and beautiful countryside.”

— J.Cooper, Southend.

“Thank you for your kind hospitality, wonderful food and feedback on my writing! I achieved such a lot in these 5 days - the group feedback sessions gave me the courage to cut and delete those passages I’d had problems with - and I managed to finish my sixth Chapter!”

— Chris, King's Lynn.