PATRICK MOON abandoned a successful career as a City solicitor in his mid-forties, convinced that 'there ought to be time in life to achieve more than one thing' He went on to write three books. The third of these, 'What else is there for a boy like me?', deals with the time he spent in India immediately after leaving the law and charts both his own attempt to reinvent himself, starting again from zero, and his parallel attempt to help a young, under-privileged Indian reinvent his life.
Patrick's first two books, now re-published by popular demand, reflect the large part of his life which is currently lived in the Languedoc region of southern France, where he found a 'third career' growing vines and olive trees. 'Virgile's Vineyard - A Year in the Languedoc Wine Country' deals with a year spent work-shadowing a young, rising-star winemaker, as well as seeking out the other key players in the Languedoc's recent winemaking revolution. 'Arrazat's Aubergines - Inside a Languedoc Kitchen' covers a different year that Patrick spent working alongside an ambitious young chef, whilst also exploring many of the fascinating food products associated with this gourmet's paradise.