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Unruly dogs, elusive truffles and rogue builders... Ah, Provence!
on 23 May 2012
This is a thoroughly enjoyable journey through the ins and outs of making a life in Provence. This charming family thought they were leaving the complications of city life behind, only to find themselves with a wine business to maintain, a baby on the way, up to their ears in the politics of building a house in the countryside, learning the ropes of the truffle trade, protecting their small plot of land from poachers, attempting to train a reticent dog to search for truffles, all while at the mercy of Provence's most unscrupulous builder, who is hell bent on making their lives miserable, no matter what lies he needs to tell to the bank or the local townspeople to do it. A wonderful read for lovers of fine food, wine, the South of France and dogs who prefer to do things their own way.