A Good Year (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 288 pages
16 Reviews
The writer with a claim to being the world’s foremost literary escape artist is back, with an intoxicating novel about the business and pleasure of wine, set in his beloved Provence. Max Skinner has recently lost his job at a London financial firm and just as recently learned that he has inherited his late uncle’s vineyard in Provence. On arrival he finds the climate delicious, the food even better, and two of the locals ravishing. Unfortunately, the wine produced on his new property is swill. Why then are so many people interested in it? Enter a beguiling Californian who knows more about wine than Max does–and may have a better claim to the estate. Fizzy with intrigue, bursting with local color and savor, A Good Year is Mayle at his most entertaining.
  

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

Max rises above a lousy job situation in London and comes to inherit his deceased Uncle Henry's large house/small chateau and vineyards in Provence. The characters kept me entertained, the plot twists ... Read full review

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User Review  - Oana Kovacs - Goodreads

A nice and easy book, a good read for a lazy afternoon. However, A Year in Provence was definitely better. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Peter Mayle eats, drinks, writes, and lives in Provence. This is his ninth book, and his fifth novel.


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