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A Good Year: A feel-good read to warm your heart

Peter Mayle

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A novel of wine, women and sun with a plot that offers more twists than a corkscrew.This is a captivating new novel from the internationally bestselling author of A YEAR IN PROVENCE and BON APPETIT!

Max Skinner is a man at the heart of London's financial universe until his employers embark on a little asset-stripping of their own. Himself. Amid the grey London drizzle, there is one potential ray of sunshine: Max's Uncle Harry has left him his estate in his will - an eighteenth-century chateau and vineyard an hour's drive from Avignon. Out of a job, and encouraged by his friend Charlie about the money in modern wine, he heads for France.What Max discovers is a beautiful house, wonderful weather and a bustling village. The downside is the quality of the wine in his vineyard, but when Max suggests calling in an expert, Roussel, a former employee of his uncle's, is resistant. Help is at hand, however, when a beautiful blonde Californian arrives unexpectedly at the chateau. Peter Mayle's delightful novel will enchant the audiences who bought A YEAR IN PROVENCE and TOUJOURS PROVENCE in their millions.

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Praise for A Good Year: A feel-good read to warm your heart

  • The charming bouquet is uncorked for you by Mayle. He has an unflinching eye for local detail in the zany crime caper set in Bordeaux. - IRISH EXAMINER

  • Entertaining stuff- but you might find yourself gasping for a glass of the red stuff. - DAILY EXPRESS

  • Through deliciously evocative descriptions of the landscape and great characterisation, you'll find yourself foregoing meals in order to find out what happens next. - FRENCH MAGAZINE

  • A feel-good story with a good plot and plenty of humour. A very enjoyable read. - LIVING FRANCE

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Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle has contributed to a wide range of publications in England, France and America and his work has been translated into 22 languages.

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