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    DescriptionIf you had to pick two things you wanted - if you had to - what would you pick?' I hesitated. This was a bigger question than usually got asked at these post-match debriefs. 'I suppose the honest answer would be,' I said, still accessing the last pieces of required data from a jumbled mind, 'meeting my soul mate, and finding an idyllic house abroad somewhere.' Inspired by breathtaking views and romantic dreams of finding love in the mountains, Tony Hawks impulsively buys a house in the French Pyrenees. Here, he plans to finally fulfil his childhood fantasy of mastering the piano, untroubled by the problems of the world. In reality, the chaotic story of Tony's hopelessly ill-conceived house purchase reads like the definitive guide to how not to buy a house in France. It finds him flirting with the removal business in a disastrous attempt to transport his piano to France in a dodgy white van; foolishly electing to build a swimming pool himself; and expanding his relationship repertoire when he starts co-habiting, not with an exquisite French beauty, but with a middle-aged builder from West London. As Tony and his friends haplessly attempt to fit into village life, they learn more about themselves and each other than they ever imagined.


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    Title
    A Piano in the Pyrenees
    Subtitle
    The Ups and Downs of an Englishman in the French Mountains
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Hawks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091903336
    ISBN 10: 0091903335
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    Libri: I-TT
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23620
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050, BIO026000
    DC22: 914.4730484
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1DDF
    DC22: 944.73084092
    Thema V1.0: WTH, WTL
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    01 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tony Hawks lives in London. He leads a diverse life and has various 'jobs', such as performing stand-up comedy, appearing as a panellist on TV and radio (Have I Got News For You, Just A Minute, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue), acting, writing, playing tennis, and making music.
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    Tony Hawks lives in London. He leads a diverse life and has various 'jobs', such as performing stand-up comedy, appearing as a panellist on TV and radio (Have I Got News For You, Just A Minute, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue), acting, writing, playing tennis, and making music.