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I think this is Mayle's fourth fiction, following Hotel Pastis, Anything Considered and Chasing Cézanne, and I was very glad to see he's still writing in 2004. If you've read them all, it is easy to see the similarities between the characters in each story. There's always the hard-done-by English ex-pat, the love interest, usually a housekeeper or similar, a life-long friend and a handful of other rogues along for the journey. This story is no different, only that the base this time is a vinyard, rather than a hotel, an apartment or flat in Monte Carlo. The tale is primed, as usual, with the twists and turns we've come to expect from Mayle, uncovering criminal activity that somehow bumbles into them, and the ensuing chase that always proves to be amusing.
All in all, this is definitely worth buying if your're looking for a light, sweet, and thoroughly amusing tale that loves to twist and keep you on your toes. It might do a little for your french too!
I found A Good Year a great page turner. A simple, easy to follow plot, wonderful characters / caricatures, perfect length and best of all the marvellous sunshine.
I recommend this book to be read on a garden bench with a glass of crisp chilled white wine.
Out of 10 - 7.5
The story is simple and a bit slow, I'd say, and it is a pity that a flavor of mystery were abruptly wiped out somehow. What do you think of the "villlans", Mr. Mayle...? I still liked the story, but it was a bit irritating.
One more thing. I giggled at Mayle's description of Engilshmen, Fernch people and American girls. It is always intriguing to know how a certain group of people is considered by others, especially from different cultures!
Although Peter Mayles a bit of a "celeb" and writes accordingly, I nevertheless very much enjoyed his experiences in Provence, starting with 'A Good Year' which I first came across in the film adaptation and found very enjoyable, in fact I've watched it twice. Whatever your motivation it's really worth a read and come to think of it the films well worth a look, although I should point out that the script is adapted, so it tends to be quite a different experience. Personally, I enjoyed both.
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I absolutely loved every word, every twist and every difference to the film.
I will no doubt read again many times.
I know that reading a book upon which a film is based is not always a good thing to do. I've seen the film a few times and I like it very much so I was looking forward to reading... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent read! A true taste of the real Provence. You don't have to be a millionaire to enjoy the dream.Published 26 days ago by Anthony Cherrington
Very enjoyable can't wait for our trip to Avignon to begin in a few weeks. Looking forward to the food and wine apart from the weather described in the book.Published 1 month ago by Anthony J. Reid
The notes on the film said the film was loosely based on the book. That was good enough for me. So the characters in the book are recognisable, but the quality of the book which... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrew G Smith
Purchased as a present for my 88 year old father. - He loves it!Published 1 month ago by Ken Marlow
This film is stunning and without a doubt my favourite romantic film. The setting and music are on point. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love Peter Mayle. Such a pleasure to read. Have often re-read his novels again and again. Perfect book for the summer holidays.Published 5 months ago by stephen murphy