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Whaddya Mean a Year in Provence?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 25 November 2013
In the end, I enjoyed it, but the author takes his time getting, literally, up to speed. At first, it all seemed to be staccato one-liners, then it went to quickly sketched cameos - but, at last, things became more reflective (the influence of Provencal lifestyle, perhaps ?) and the book became a much better read. Maybe that was just how it felt on the spot: just as you get the feel of the place, it's time to go home.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 25 July 2013
Strong, unnecessary language at times. Interesting take on rural French life. Not a book I would read again at a later date.
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on 27 April 2015
I was hoping for a bit more from this book. It's the first book I've read set in the south of France (most seem to be set further north), and I was hoping for more about the locality, the people etc. There were some good bits for example the guy he met whilst walking the Pilgrims route to Santiago de Compastella who experienced a strange spiritual event. Unfortunately though the author seemed not to appreciate it and sarcastically demeaned it. It's not all bad, perhaps I am being a bit harsh, but I have many of these books both in print and on my kindle, and i do re-read them but not this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 January 2014
really disappointed with this one. Haven't finished it cos it's really not worth it. No story, bad grammar, just pretty poor. Sorry!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 January 2014
Liked this because I have been to the area, not sure if it would have the same appeal if we did not love France
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 December 2013
Easy reading youfeel that you are there with them ..we love the country and you can shut your eyes and dream
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on 28 September 2014
Interesting book and true to the genre. Also it was different hearing the beaurocratic officials of France and of course the comparison to our which turns out isn't so bad. My problem was it was written in a style similar to a bull crashing through I china shop.
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on 25 January 2015
What a whinge from start to finish. A Canadian who wanted better and found the ordinary. I sympathised with Alyd: what a ghastly attempt at reliving ones hippie past. I won't bother with any sequels.
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on 26 June 2014
Painful to read, maybe this is a diary/notebook. I tried really hard to get into this but too vague and disjointed. Recommend a writing course then try again.
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on 4 March 2014
The book was warm interesting full of history and facts. Made me want to do the same thing and try the lifestyle.
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