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. 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.
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
Peter Mayle wurde 1939 in Brighton/England geboren. Er war Kellner, Busfahrer und erfolgreicher Werbetexter, bevor er 1975 dauerhaft in die Provence zog und Schriftsteller wurde. Seine Bücher wurden Millionenbestseller.