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Perfect holiday read!,
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This review is from: Ten Trees and a Truffle Dog: Sniffing Out the Perfect Plot in Provence (Paperback)
This book really does have something for everyone, and is a thoroughly enjoyable read. If you have ever spent any time in France before you will instantly recognise the characters and appreciate the author's ability to capture them and bring them to life. If you haven't, you will be booking your ticket immediately to queue up at the nearest Boulangerie for a taste of village gossip French style!
Jamie clearly has a very deep love of France, but writes in such a way that is accessible to all. Many writers of this genre tend to leave you feeling like they are writing for members of their own exclusive clique,who will be the only ones to get the joke, or appreciate the subject. There is also no hint of condescension which is a trap most expat writers fall in to.
Travellers, foodies, wine lovers, dog lovers, expectant parents, tenants, entrepreneurs, those embarking on building a house, or even the odd bit of poaching will find themselves captivated from start to finish. As well as those who fancy going on a great adventure.
Well written in an easy, flowing style with fabulous descriptions, this is the perfect companion for anyone this summer, be it poolside, or with a bottle of rose at a cafe watching the world go by.
If you have a kindle, or enough space in your handluggage, download all his books so you can enjoy the Ivey's French adventures from start to finish. If only they could have included the recipes. Maybe that's the next book? Certainly hope so.