A Good Year

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 288 pages
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A delightful, best-selling tale about the business and pleasure of wine, adapted into a Ridley Scott movie starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard.

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 Peter Mayle, beloved author of A Year in Provence, at his most entertaining.


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User Review  - JamesMScott - LibraryThing

A light frolic among the vineyards - undoubtedly exactly what Mr Mayle is going for. I read this for my book club. If you're looking for any literary meat on the bone, go elsewhere. I thought of a good BBC- adaptation title: The Grapes of Mirth. Read full review

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User Review  - krizia_lazaro - LibraryThing

It was an easy read, so easy that it does not really have a well-thought of story. It was average and bordering boring. There was no clear, real, exciting plot. If you like wine maybe you'll like this but this book is not for me. Read full review

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Peter Mayle is the author of fifteen books, eight of them novels. A recipient of the Légion d’Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for twenty years.

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