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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    A Good Year
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Mayle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 287
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375705625
    ISBN 10: 0375705627
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/WINECY
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000
    B&T Approval Code: P25105970
    LC classification: PR6063.A8875 G66 2005
    Thema V1.0: FB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    14 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Peter Mayle eats, drinks, writes, and lives in Provence. This is his ninth book, and his fifth novel.
    Review quote
    "A delightful "divertissement". . . .plenty of . . . local color, comic dalliances and a feastful of entertainment." -"The Seattle Times ""Happily snide (and knowledgeable). . . . Wicked turns of phrase . . . . Quite agreeable, with an insouciant nose . . . perfect for summer reading." -"Chicago Sun-Times""Mayle makes Provence sound like the most enticing place this side of paradise. Reservations, anyone?" -"People" "Bubbly, light-hearted, good-natured. . . . [Mayle's] descriptions of food and country ambience. . . live up to his reputation." -"The Baltimore Sun" "Fast-moving and fun. . . . a deliciously light-hearted tale. . . . The Provencal life never tasted so good." -"Rocky Mountain News"
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    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.